Responding to the Public Health Harms of a Globalizing World Through Human Rights in Global Governance (Introduction)

Benjamin Mason Meier & Lawrence O. Gostin, Introduction, Responding to the Public Health Harms of a Globalizing World through Human Rights in Global Governance. In Benjamin Mason Meier & Lawrence Gostin (eds.), HUMAN RIGHTS IN GLOBAL HEALTH: RIGHTS-BASED GOVERNANCE FOR A GLOBALIZING WORLD.

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Benjamin Mason Meier

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Date Written: April 24, 2018

Abstract

This introductory chapter frames the comparative examination of human rights in global health governance. Part I defines the broader field of global health governance, examining the institutions that address public health challenges in a globalizing world. With these institutions providing a basis to implement human rights for global health, Part II examines the development of health-related human rights under international law and the need to implement these rights through global governance. Framing human rights in global governance, Part III outlines the wide array of institutions of global health governance that bear human rights implementation responsibilities, detailing the evolving standards by which institutions have sought to mainstream human rights in organizational policies, programs, and practices. To compare these rights-based efforts, Part IV outlines the research methods by which the contributing authors have studied individual institutions of global governance for health. Part V outlines the structure of this edited volume, delineating the sections and chapters that identify distinct organizational approaches to (and determinants of) human rights in global health governance. This introduction concludes by recognizing the importance of comparative analysis in understanding institutional approaches to human rights in global health, framing this new field of inquiry and calling on scholars, practitioners, and advocates to work together to advance rights-based governance in a globalizing world.

Keywords: Human rights, Global health, Global governance, Global health governance, Institutions, International law, Health and human rights, Human rights-based approach to health, Human rights mainstreaming

Suggested Citation

Meier, Benjamin Mason and Gostin, Lawrence O., Responding to the Public Health Harms of a Globalizing World Through Human Rights in Global Governance (Introduction) (April 24, 2018). Benjamin Mason Meier & Lawrence O. Gostin, Introduction, Responding to the Public Health Harms of a Globalizing World through Human Rights in Global Governance. In Benjamin Mason Meier & Lawrence Gostin (eds.), HUMAN RIGHTS IN GLOBAL HEALTH: RIGHTS-BASED GOVERNANCE FOR A GLOBALIZING WORLD.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3142648 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3142648

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