1st Edition

International Human Rights Law and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Lessons from Africa and Beyond

Edited By Ebenezer Durojaye, Lucyline Murungi Copyright 2023
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book reviews the challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the regional and national levels in Africa. It contains an analysis of the relevant norms and monitoring mechanisms at the regional level, and case studies from selected African and other developing countries. The WHO has noted that tobacco use or exposure to tobacco is a major health risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This volume highlights the importance of taking measures to control tobacco use in Africa with a view to preventing these risks. With contributions from experts from the Global South, the book provides a critical analysis of the role that human rights can play in mitigating the impact of tobacco use and NCDs, and the implementation of the FCTC. The book contains a systematic and in-depth analysis of how efforts to realise the right to health under international and regional law can help to address the incidence of tobacco use in the developing world. The collection will be an important resource for academics, researchers and policymakers working in the areas of public health law and international human rights.

    Chapter 1- Introduction

    Ebenezer Durojaye and Lucyline Nkatha Murungi

    Chapter 2 - The role of the African human rights system in promoting tobacco control and addressing related non-communicable diseases

    Ebenezer Durojaye & Lucyline Nkatha Murungi

    Chapter 3 - The implementation of the WHO’s FCTC: Lessons from Ghana

    Bright Nkrumah

    Chapter 4 - Challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in South Africa

    Robert D Nanima

    Chapter 5 - An overview of Nigeria’s efforts in addressing non-communicable diseases within the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Adetoun T Adebanjo

    Chapter 6 - Tobacco control and the right to health in Kenya: Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

    Emma Wanyonyi, Rachel Kitonyo & Belice Odamna

    Chapter 7 - Examining tobacco-related health rights in Zambia in light of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Chipo Mushota Nkhata

    Chapter 8 - Tobacco smoking and the law in Rwanda: Progress, challenges and perspectives

    Christian Garuka

    Chapter 9 - The state of Zimbabwe’s compliance with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Michelle Rufaro Maziwisa & Ebenezer Durojaye


    Chapter 10 - Assessing the level of compliance of the domestic normative framework on tobacco products of Mauritius with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Roopanand Mahadew

    Chapter 11 - The David and Goliath tale of Uruguay’s tobacco control measures: Lessons for the region and beyond

    Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Andrés Constantin, Lucía Giudice & Belén Rios

    Chapter 12 - Tobacco, health and regulations in India: A national overview

    Upendra Bhojani, Riddhi Dsouza, Pragati Hebbar, Adhip Amin & Amiti Varma

    Chapter 13 - Beyond tobacco: Lessons on non-communicable diseases from the Inter-American Human Rights System

    Isabel Barbosa & Margherita M Cinà


    Ebenezer Durojaye is Professor and Head of Socio-Economic Rights Project at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

    Lucyline Nkatha Murungi is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director at the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.