The Law of Responsibility and the World Health Organisation: a Case Study on the West African Ebola Outbreak

McArdle, Scarlett and Eccleston-Turner, Mark (2018) The Law of Responsibility and the World Health Organisation: a Case Study on the West African Ebola Outbreak. In: Infectious diseases in the new millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges. Springer. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

The WHO has grown significantly as an international actor and exerts substantial power at the international level. This chapter considers the power of the WHO and the problematic use of its powers, particularly the declaration of a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). The chapter particularly considers the case study of the WHO's delay in declaring the Ebola crisis in West Africa to be a PHEIC and the potential legal responsibility arising from this.

Keywords:Responsibility, Global Health, WHO
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:30270
Deposited On:26 Sep 2018 13:56

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