course

This course provides a critical overview of global health law within the context of contemporary international law as well as the structures and features of global health governance. The course will focus on the following issues underlying international health law and that will provide opportunities for critical analysis and a fresh approach to the subject: (1) Definition, scope and functions of global health law; (2) The governance of global health, in particular the role and functions of WHO, other international organizations and stakeholders; (3) The role of health as a normative value in international instruments and regimes such as those regulating international trade and investments, human rights, international security and environmental protection; (4) The international regulation of current paramount health concerns, from infectious and non-communicable diseases to the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance; (5) A critical assessment of the adequacy of international law for the protection and promotion of global health and prospects for its development.