This research review highlights and discusses some of the most significant contributions to the study of global health law. Global health law is a recent field of research in its own right and encompasses the relatively narrow core of international rules and institutions devoted to health protection and promotion as well as the complex interactions between health and multiple areas of international law. By bringing such diverse perspectives into a single narrative, this review is an important resource for scholars and practitioners both in public health as well as in legal and policy fields such as trade and investment, human rights and the environment.
The effect of Globalization on health has attracted the attention of scholars and policy makers across multiple disciplines. A key concern is the regulation of international health protection, and in particular the use of international health instruments and the complex interaction between international law and health considerations. For the first time, a group of law and policy scholars have analysed these issues, drawing on knowledge from their respective fields. The resulting book provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues in global health law and governance.