Global Health Disputes and Disparities: A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

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Routledge, Dec 7, 2012 - Medical - 184 pages
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Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining its intersection with human rights, trade, and epidemiology, and the controversial issues of legal process, religion, access to care, and the social context of illness.

Using a theoretical framework rooted in international law, this volume draws on a wide range of rich empirical data to assess the challenges facing the field, including international legal treaty interpretation, and specific issues related to the application of law in resolving pressing issues in gender, access to care, and social determinants of health. In doing so, it illustrates the challenges for implementing rights-based approaches to address health disparities, with profound implications for future regulations and policymaking. It includes both interviews with leading scholars, as well as a variety of case studies from prominent international forums, including formal claims brought before the Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, as well as regional and national experiences, drawn from disputes in India, Indonesia, South Africa and the USA.

This volume is an innovative contribution to the burgeoning fields of global health and human rights, and will be of interest to students and researchers in public health, global health, law and sociology interested in the social determinants of health and social justice from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to international law and global health
1
A case study of CEDAWs Optional Protocol
5
A conversation with George Annas JD MPH Chair Health Law Bioethics and Human Rights William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor ...
52
A case study in female autonomy in Hinduism and Islam
55
A conversation with Benjamin Meier PhD JD LLM Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill ...
90
Emergent paradigms and case studies in infectious diseases
96
A conversation with Kayhan Parsi PhD JD Associate Professor of Bioethics and Health Policy Loyola University Chicago ...
115
8 Epidemiology and the challenge of regulating social determinants of health
119
A conversation with John Kraemer JD MPH Assistant Professor Georgetown University Washington DC ...
145
Notes
148
References
162
Index
164
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Dhrubajyoti (Dru) Bhattacharya is the Director of the Health Policy track in the Master of Public Health program at Loyola University Chicago, Assistant Professor of Health Policy at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and Visiting Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, USA.

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