Global Health Rights: Employing Human Rights to Develop and Implement the Framework Convention on Global Health

Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, Vol. 15(1) 2013, pp. 17-31

Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-11

16 Pages Posted: 11 May 2013 Last revised: 20 Feb 2015

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Lance Gable

Wayne State University Law School

Benjamin Mason Meier

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) represents an important idea for addressing the expanding array of governance challenges in global health. Proponents of the FCGH suggest that it could further the right to health through its incorporation of rights into national laws and policies, using litigation and community empowerment to advance rights claims and prominently establish the right to health as central to global health governance. Building on efforts to expand development and influence of the right to health through the implementation of the FCGH, in this article we find that human rights correspondingly holds promise in justifying the FCGH. By employing human rights as a means to develop and implement the FCGH, the existing and evolving frameworks of human rights can complement efforts to reform global health governance, with the FCGH and human rights serving as mutually reinforcing bases of norms and accountability in global health.

Suggested Citation

Gable, Lance and Meier, Benjamin Mason, Global Health Rights: Employing Human Rights to Develop and Implement the Framework Convention on Global Health (2013). Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, Vol. 15(1) 2013, pp. 17-31, Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2263421

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