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LAW H 515 Global Health Law

Credits: 3


This course will examine contemporary global health governance, including the contribution of international law and international organizations to the protection and the promotion of world health. Today, domestic and global health are recognized as intertwined and inseparable. The determinants of health (e.g., pathogens, air, water and lifestyle choices) are increasingly international in origin, expanding the need for health governance structures that transcend traditional and increasingly inadequate national approaches. We will consider international regimes of high relevance to global public health (e.g., infectious diseases, tobacco, human rights, international drug control and international trade trade) and important contemporary issues in global health policy (e.g., access to medicines, obesity, alcohol, and human resources for health). During the quarter we will consider the strengths and limitations of international law as a tool to advance global health cooperation, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable populations.

Not offered this academic year.

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