Decolonization of Global Health Law: Lessons from International Environmental Law

51 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 450 (2023).

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-12

5 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2023 Last revised: 9 Sep 2023

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Alexandra Phelan

Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; University of Maryland School of Medicine

Date Written: September 6, 2023

Abstract

Global health law for pandemics currently lacks legal obligations to ensure distributional and reparative justice. In contrast, international environmental law contains several novel international legal mechanisms aimed at addressing the effects of colonialism and global injustices that arise from the disproportionate contributions to — and impacts of — climate change and biodiversity loss.

Keywords: International Law, Decolonization, Global Health, Climate Change, Equity

Suggested Citation

Phelan, Alexandra and Sirleaf, Matiangai V. S., Decolonization of Global Health Law: Lessons from International Environmental Law (September 6, 2023). 51 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 450 (2023)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4564106

Alexandra Phelan

Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health ( email )

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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ( email )

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Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf (Contact Author)

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