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Unpublished Paper
Global Health Justice: Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health—A Transformative Agenda for Global Governance for Health
ExpressO (2012)
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University
Abstract
Global health inequities cause 20 million deaths annually, mostly among the world’s poor. Yet, international law to reduce these inequalities is sparse. We propose a new global health treaty, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), based on the human right to health. Already endorsed by the UN Secretary-General, the FCGH would re-imagine global governance for health, offering a new post-Millennium Development Goals vision. A global coalition of civil society and academics has formed an international campaign to advocate for an FCGH—the Joint Action and Learning Initiative (JALI). This article provides the first systematic account of the goals and justifications of this historic treaty, the normative foundations, and how the treaty would be constructed.
Keywords
  • right to health,
  • global health,
  • human rights,
  • global governance for health,
  • international law,
  • framework convention
Disciplines
Publication Date
February 29, 2012
Citation Information
Lawrence O. Gostin. "Global Health Justice: Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health—A Transformative Agenda for Global Governance for Health" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lawrence_gostin/2/