International Law and Infectious Diseases by David P. Fidler

International Law and Infectious Diseases

byDavid P. Fidler

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International Law and Infectious Diseases is the first comprehensive analysis of the intersection between international law and infectious diseases. Infectious diseases pose a global threat, and international law plays an important but under-explored role in infectious disease control. Thebook analyses the globalization of public health; and it examines the history of international law in this area, the International Health Regulations, and international law on trade, human rights, armed conflict and arms control, and the environment. Fidler develops the concepts of microbialpolitikand global health jurisprudence to provide a political perspective and a framework for future legal action. The aim of this series of monographs is to publish important and original pieces of research on all aspects of public international law. Topics that are given particular prominence are those, which, while of interest to the academic lawyer, also have important bearing on issues which, touch theactual conduct of international relations. None the less the series is wide in scope and includes monographs on the history and philosophical foundations of international law.

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David P. Fidler is Associate Professor at the University of Indiana.
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Title:International Law and Infectious DiseasesFormat:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198268513

ISBN - 13:9780198268512

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Table of CasesTable of Treaties, Declarations, and ResolutionsIntroductionRe-Emergence of an Old Challenge for the International CommunityEmerging and Re-Emerging Infectious DiseasesGlobalization of Public HealthMicrobialpolitikConclusionBrief History of International Law on the Control of Infectious DiseasesIntroductionOverview of International Law on Infectious Disease Control, 1851-1951Objectives of International Law on Infectious Disease Control, 1851-1951Microbialpolitik-1851-1951International health RegulationsIntroductionDevelopmentLegal BasisObjectivesEffectivenessWHOs Revision of the IHRIHR and MicrobialpolitikSources of International Law and Infectious Diseases ControlIntroductionConventionsCustomary International LawGeneral Principles of LawJudicial Decisions and the Writing of PublicistsSources of International Law Outside Article 38(1)International Trade Law and Infectious DiseasesIntroductionTrade, Quarantine, and Infectious Disease ControlDevelopment of International Trade Law on Sanitary and Phytosanitary MeasuresInternational Trade Law and MicrobialpolitikInternational Human Rights Law and Infectious DiseasesIntroductionLimiting Human Rights to Protect Public healthThe Human Right to Health and Infectious Disease ControlHIV/AIDS: Development of a Human Rights Discourse during an Infectious Disease PandemicConclusion: Human Rights, Infectious Diseases, and MicrobialpolitikWar, Weapons, and Infectious DiseasesIntroductionWar as Disruption of the Human-Microbe EnvironmentInternational Legal Rules on How Force is Used: Regulating Weapons and TargetsCoping with the Adverse Public Health Consequences of WarWar Crimes and Public HealthConclusion: Microbialpolitik and International Law on Armed ConflictInternational Environmental Law and infectious DiseasesIntroductionEnvironmental Degradation and Infectious DiseasesInternational Environmental Law and Infectious DiseasesInternational Environmental Law and MicrobialpolitikMicrobialpolitik, International Law, and Global Health JurisprudenceIntroductionMicrobialpolitik and International LawMicrobialpolitik and International Relations TheoryThe Future of International Law in MicrobialpolitikConclusionAppendixBibliographyIndex

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`This engrossing book focuses on the international legal issues created by human attempts to deal with infections diseases.'International Law and Trade Perspective, Vol25, no 7 1999