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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, a member of the Health and Human Rights Consortium, shares the following update about a new book from Lawrence O. Gostin.
Georgetown University Law Center Professor and internationally acclaimed health scholar, Lawrence O. Gostin, offers a definitive work on a burgeoning field with his new book, Global Health Law (Harvard University Press). It published March 31, 2014.
In a world rife with staggering health inequalities between rich and poor, Gostin establishes the need for effective global governance for health, and offers a blueprint for reform based on the principle that the opportunity to live a healthy life is a basic human right. He wrote Global Health Law with the beginning student, advanced researcher and informed public in mind, and intends the book to serve as a foundational resource for teaching, advocacy and public discourse.
Paul Farmer, leading medical anthropologist and Harvard Medical School professor, says Global Health Law is “more than the definitive book on a dynamic field. Gostin harnesses the power of international law and human rights as tools to close unconscionable health inequities — the injustices that burden marginalized populations throughout the world. Gostin presents a forceful vision, one that deserves a wide embrace.”
Michele Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, says, “The fusion of human rights and social movements is a powerful theme running throughout [Gostin’s] absorbing book. Global Health Law shines a light on the inspiration of the AIDS movement, bringing the ingenuity of civil society to achieve health justice for all.”
Edwin Cameron, Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, says, “Gostin’s book is rich in scholarship, and inspiring in its generous spirited reach.”
Gostin is University Professor and Founding Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, where he directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences. His previous books include Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (University of California Press, 2nd ed., 2010); Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 2nd ed. 2008); and Principles of Mental Health Law & Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Papers In Press
Europe’s Shifting Response to HIV/AIDS: From Human Rights to Risk Management
HIV, Hepatitis C, TB, Harm Reduction, and Persons Deprived of Liberty: What Standards Does International Human Rights Law Establish?
Gen Sander and Rick Lines
International Human Rights and the Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth
Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas, Joshua P. Vogel, Meghan A. Bohren, Mindy Roseman, and Joanna N. Erdman
HIV and the Right to Health in Colombia
Corey Prachniak-Rincón and Jimena Villar de Onís
Transforming Policy into Justice: The Role of Health Advocates in Mozambique
Ellie Feinglass, Nadja Gomes, and Vivek Maru
Reproductive Health Policy in Tunisia: Women's Right to Reproductive Health and Gender Empowerment
Nada Amroussia, Alison Hernandez, and Isabel Goicolea
Letter to the Editor: Moving the Debate Forward in Right to Health Litigation
Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz
Letter to the Editor Response: On the Heterogeneity and Politics of the Judicialization of Health in Brazil
João Biehl, Mariana P. Socal, Joseph J. Amon
Terminal Patients and the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment in Argentina
Martín Hevia and Daniela Schnidrig
Book review: Advancing Global Health and Human Rights in this Neoliberal Era
Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium Student Essay Competition:
Human Rights, Law and Abortion in El Salvador
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