The legal duty of states to cooperate in the fight against pandemic disease under the international health regulations

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Abstract

The paper outlines the contemporary legal framework of global health focusing on the legal duty of States to cooperate in the surveillance, prevention, and control of epidemic and pandemic disease. The paper details, in particular, the content and nature of States’ duty to cooperate under the International Health Regulations – the primary international legal instrument governing the global response to such events. It also examines the role of the World Health Organization and other UN bodies in fostering cooperation between States in the fight against epidemics and pandemics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213–242
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Community Law Review
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2023

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Keywords

  • global health law
  • International Health Regulations
  • cooperation
  • pandemic
  • Covid-19
  • WHO
  • COVID-19
  • Global Health Governance
  • World Health Organization
  • international cooperation

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