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Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights

Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin Mason Meier


Human rights are essential to global health, yet rising threats in an increasingly divided world are challenging the progressive evolution of health-related human rights. It is necessary to empower a new generation of scholars, advocates, and practitioners to sustain the global commitment to universal rights in public health. Looking to the next generation to face the struggles ahead, this book provides a detailed understanding of the evolving relationship between global health and human rights, laying a human rights foundation for the advancement of transformative health policies, programs, a ... More

Keywords: global health, human rights, public policy, international law, public health, global governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197528297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197528297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence O. Gostin, editor
University Professor; Founding Linda D. & Timothy J. ONeill Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Benjamin Mason Meier, editor
Associate Professor of Global Health Policy; Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapil Hill

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Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin Mason Meier

Section One Norms and Principles

1 The Birth and Development of Human Rights for Health

Benjamin Mason Meier, Thérèse Murphy, and Lawrence O. Gostin

2 Global Health Law

Lawrence O. Gostin, Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf, and Eric A. Friedman

4 The Rights-Based Approach to Health

Flavia Bustreo and Curtis F.J. Doebbler

Section Two Implementation and Accountability

6 Human Rights Advocacy in Global Health

Joseph J. Amon and Eric Friedman

7 Monitoring and Review to Assess Human Rights Implementation

Benjamin Mason Meier, Hanna Huffstetler, and Judith Bueno de Mesquita

8 Justiciability of Human Rights for Health

Colleen M. Flood and Bryan Thomas

9 Advancing Human Rights through Global Health Governance

Benjamin Mason Meier, Margherita Marianna Cinà, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Section Three Contemporary Applications

10 Communicable Diseases, Health Security, and Human Rights

Sharifah Sekalala and John Harrington

11 Human Rights and Non-Communicable Diseases

Brigit Toebes and David Patterson

12 The Emergence of “New” Health-Related Human Rights

Benjamin Mason Meier and Inga T. Winkler

13 Chronic Illness

Oliver Lewis and Soumitra Pathare

14 Equity in Health

Terry McGovern and Aziza Ahmed

Section Four New Challenges

15 Health and Human Rights through Development

Stephen P. Marks and Alice Han

17 Health and Human Rights in Conflict and Emergencies

Dabney P. Evans, Edward L. Queen, and Lara S. Martin

18 Human Subjects in Globalized Health Research

Andrés Constantin and Roberto Andorno

20 Global Health and Human Rights in the Age of Populism

Lawrence O. Gostin, Andrés Constantin, and Benjamin Mason Meier

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