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Global Health and Human Rights
Legal and Philosophical Perspectives

ISBN 9780415479387
Published August 6, 2010 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

The right to health, having been previously neglected is now being deployed more and more often in litigation, activism and policy-making across the world. International bodies such as the WHO, UNAIDS, World Bank and WTO are increasingly using or being evaluated with reference to health rights, and international NGOs frequently use the language of rights in campaigning and in more concrete litigation.

This book brings together an impressive array of internationally renowned scholars in the areas of law, philosophy and health policy to critically interrogate the development of rights based approaches to health. The volume integrates discussion of the right to health at a theoretical level in law and ethics, with the difficult substantive issues where the right is relevant, and with emerging systems of global health governance. The contributions to this volume will add to our theoretical and practical understanding of rights based approaches to health.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, John Harrington and Maria Stuttaford  2. The Place of the Human Right to Health and Contemporary Approaches to Global Justice: Some Impertinent Interrogations, Upendra Baxi  3. Developing and Applying the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health: The Role of the UN Special Rapporteur (2002-2008), Paul Hunt and Sheldon Leader  4. What Future for the Minimum Core? Contextualizing the Implications of South African Socio-Economic Rights Jurisprudence for the International Human Right to Health, Lisa Forman  5. The Ancillary-Care Responsibilities of Researchers: Reasonable But Not Great Expectations, Roger Brownsword  6. Human Rights and Health Sector Corruption, Brigit Toebes 7 . The Child’s Right to Health and the Courts, Aoife Nolan  8. The World Health Organization, the Evolution of Human Rights and the Failure to Achieve Health for All, Benjamin Mason Meier  9. The Human Right to Health in an Age of Market Hegemony, Paul O’Connell

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John Harrington is Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Maria Stuttaford is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Health at the University of Warwick, UK.