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The Governance of Disease Outbreaks - International Health Law: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis and Beyond, Nomos, 2017

Book (ed.)

Author(s): Vierck, Leonie; Villarreal, Pedro; Weilert, Katarina
Year of publication: 2017

Abstract: This edited volume is directed at experts in international law, practitioners in international institutions, and other experts who would like to familiarize themselves with the legal framework of infectious disease governance. Using the West African Ebola crisis of 2014 as a case study, this book is part of a larger collaborative project on international health governance. As there is a persistent risk of the occurrence of infectious disease epidemics and pandemics, it is all the more important to frame the underlying mechanisms, legal and otherwise, to deal with such problems. The aim of the book is thus to critically contribute to the ongoing debates related to instruments such as the International Health Regulations, as well as the role of international organizations such as the World Health Organization. Against this backdrop, the authors explain the context and substantive legal framework of the Ebola crisis, while also highlighting its human rights aspects, institutional law (such as the debate on the securitization of health) and the limits to a purely legal approach to the subject. Thus, the authors herein come from various backgrounds such as law, public health, political science and anthropology.

Keywords: Ebola crisis, International Health Regulations, global health governance

Research area: Research Area 3: The Plurality of Normative Orders: Competition, Overlapping, Interconnection
Research project: The Exercise of Public Authority on the International, Supranational, and Domestic Levels: Reconstructing Public Law to Face the Challenges of Multilevel Governance
Subject(s): law

Further information: http://www.nomos-shop.de/30292

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