The role of international organizations in promoting legal norms

Authored by: Obijiofor Aginam

Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethics

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415628181
eBook ISBN: 9780203796184
Adobe ISBN: 9781134448654


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PhD, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Governance for Global Health, United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Adjunct Research Professor of Law, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

We meet as we fight to defeat SARS, the first new epidemic of the twenty-first century … Globalization of disease and threats to health mean globalization of the fight against them … The events of the last few weeks also prompt us to look closely at the instruments of national and international law. Are they keeping up with our rapidly changing world?

(Brundtland 2003a)

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