Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health: a transformative agenda for global health justice.

Lawrence O. Gostin, Eric A. Friedman

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Global health inequities cause nearly 20 million deaths annually, mostly among the world's poor. Yet international law currently does little to reduce the massive inequalities that underlie these deaths. This Article offers the first systematic account of the goals and justifications, normative foundations, and potential construction of a proposed new global health treaty, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), grounded in the human right to health. Already endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, the FCGH would reimagine global governance for health, offering a new, post-Millennium Development Goals vision. A global coalition of civil society and academics has formed the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI) to advance the FCGH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-75
Number of pages75
JournalYale journal of health policy, law, and ethics
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health : a transformative agenda for global health justice. / Gostin, Lawrence O.; Friedman, Eric A.

In: Yale journal of health policy, law, and ethics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 12.2013, p. 1-75.

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