The new international health regulations: An historic development for international law and public health

David P. Fidler, Lawrence O. Gostin

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Abstract

The adoption of the new International Health Regulations (IHR) in May 2005 represents an historic development for international law and public health. This article describes the IHR revision process and analyzes why the new IHR constitute an advance in global health governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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