This timely Research Handbook provides a critical conceptualization and definition of the growing field of global health law. The Research Handbook forms the first comprehensive study on the treatment of health issues in international legal regimes and explores the role of international law in addressing the most prominent global health challenges.
The editors have consciously adopted a holistic approach by including 'soft' norms and informal law-making processes in the Research Handbook's scope to give a realistic account of the normative framework that shapes contemporary global health. Despite following a predominantly legal perspective, the Research Handbook also adopts an interdisciplinary approach by looking at health from a governance perspective and using insights from international relations scholarship in forecasting possible future developments surrounding health law. The Research Handbook features contributions from a team of leading international legal scholars who have experience of approaching the issue of global health from multiple angles.
International law scholars who are seeking information on the growing role of health in governance trends will find this Research Handbook to be of great interest. Public health scholars who are researching international legal perspectives on health practice and policy will also find it to be a valuable resource.
'Professors Burci and Toebes have assembled world-class scholars that bring the field of global health law alive. This transformative Research Handbook provides an authoritative and accessible understanding of all the major causes of death globally, from infectious diseases and tobacco to non-communicable diseases and obesity. Burci and Toebes view global health law beyond the prism of health, all the way to human rights, climate change, and trade. This volume has to be on the desk of anyone serious about global health and the law. Bravo!'
– Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University, US
'Global health law, consisting of various hard and soft law instruments, is a newly-emerging field of international law. Through addressing this complex subject, leading experts in relevant areas scrutinise each issue and attempt to define the concept of global health law ambitiously and level-headedly. This book will be an eye-opener and should be added to your list of must-reads.'
– Yoshinori Abe, Gakushuin University, Japan and Member of the ILA Committee on Global Health Law
Contributors: F. Abbott, A. Bellal, C. Brassart Olsen, G.L. Burci, G. Call, A. Garde, C. Giorgetti, S. Gruskin, M. Hartley, J. Liberman, M.M. Mbengue, B. McGrady, S. Moon, T. Murphy, S. Negri, K. O'Cathaoir, X. Seuba, D. Tarantola, J. Tobin, B. Toebes, S. Waltman, S. Zhou.
Edited by Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland and Brigit Toebes, Professor, Health Law in a Global Context, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.