International Health Governance of Disease Outbreaks

International Workshop

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr Michael Marx (Managing director evaplan International Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)

Max Planck House,
Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 36
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany


3. March 2016 (13:00 – 19:30)

Section I: Setting the Scene (13:00 - 15:30)
Chair: Pedro Villarreal

Welcome speech/introduction
13:00 – 13:15
Professor Armin von Bogdandy (for MPIL): “IHG within the Research of the MPIL”

13:15 – 13:30
Dr. A. Katarina Weilert (for FEST): “IHG within the Research of the FEST, and the Idea Behind the Project”

13:30 – 13:45
Dr. Eszter Kollár (for the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main): “Normative Foundations of Responsibility for Global Health”

Keynote speech
13:45 – 14:20
Professor Michael Marx, Institute for Public Health/Heidelberg University Hospital and Evaplan GmbH am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg: “Ebola Fever Epidemic 2014: A Call for Sustainable Health and Development Policies”

14:20 – 14:30
Professor Wolfgang Hein, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Hamburg

14:30 – 15:00: Discussion

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

Section II: How to Approach Disease Outbreaks in Developing Countries? Is there a Role for Law ? (15:30-19:30)

Panel A.- The approach from social sciences, and anthropology (15:30 – 17:45):
Chair: Dr. André den Exter, Institute of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

15:30 – 15:50:
Professor Susan L. Erikson, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University: “Beyond the Rule of Law: Global Preparedness Standards, Ebola Governance and Questions of Sovereignty in Sierra Leone”

15:50 – 16:10
Hunter Keys, MSN, MPH, University of Amsterdam: “Ethical Frameworks and Responsibilities for Psychosocial Interventions in the Ebola Outbreak: Case Report from Liberia”

16:10 – 16:30
Dr. Christian R. Thauer, DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “In Need of Meta-Governance. The Governance of Epidemics in Areas of Limited Statehood”

16:30 – 17:15: Discussion

17:15 – 17:50: Coffee Break

Panel B.- Legal Views on How to Approach Disease Outbreaks in Developing Countries (17:50 – 19:20)
Chair: Dr. Katarina Weilert

17:50 – 18:00
Elif Askin (MPIL) on Ebola and Extraterritorial Obligations of States

18:00 – 18:20
Dr. Andra Le Roux-Kemp, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (HKSAR)/School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa): “The International and Operational Responses to Disease Control: Beyond Ebola and Epistemological Confines”

18:20 – 18:40
Dr. G. Pascale, University of Bergamo (Italy): “The Ebola Crisis: A Mirror of the Ineffectiveness of the Right to Health under the African Charter on Human and Peoples´ Rights?”

18:40 – 19:10 – Discussion

4. March 2016 (9.00-15.30)
(8:30 - 9:00: Morning coffee)

Section III: The Roles of WHO and the Security Council in Disease Outbreak Alert and Response (9:00 - 10:45)
Chair: Dr. Pia Acconci, University of Teramo (Italy)

9:00 – 9:20
Dr. Robert Frau, European-University Viadrina (Germany): “Combining the WHO´s International Health Regulations (2005) with the UN Security Council´s Powers: Does it Make Sense for Health Governance?”

9:20 – 9:40:
Dr. Richard Pavone, National Research Council of Italy/ University of Macerata/La Tuscia University (Italy): “The Ebola Outbreak, the Failure of Global Health Governance and the rRole of the Security Council in Fighting Health Pandemics: Res. 2177/2014”

9:40 – 9:55:
Dr. Pia Acconci, Commentator to the papers of Frau/Pavone

9:55 – 10:05:
Pedro Villarreal (MPIL) on the Role of the WHO: Institutional and Legal Features related to Infectious Disease Epidemics, from H1N1 Pandemic Influenza to Zika

10:05 – 10:45: Discussion

10:45 – 11:15: Coffee Break

Section IV: The Role of Regional Organizations and Private Actors in Disease Outbreak Alert and Response (11:15 – 12:45)
Chair: Dr. Mateja Steinbrück Platise, MPIL

11:15 – 11:35
Edefe Ojomo, LLM, University of Lagos/New York University: “Fostering Regional Health Governance in West Africa: The Role of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO)”

11:35 – 11:55
Ali A. Dehaghani, University of Nantes: “Effective Control of Infectious Diseases: Which Role for Multinational Corporations?”

11:55 – 12:05
Dr. Monica Cappelletti, Department of Law, University of Parma (Italy): on the General Aspects of the Right to Health in the European Union

12:05 – 12:30: Discussion

Optional lunch: 12:30

Presented by:
Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft e.V., Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (FEST), Max Planck Institute for public law and international law (MPIL), Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

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