International Health Law in Perspective   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "Any reset of the international system will require reform to existing international governance for pandemic preparedness and response. This includes adopting new international legal instruments and/or reforming existing international instruments. Reform using legal instruments is an opportunity to address gaps identified in the international response and clarify responsibilities between States and international organizations, establish and reinforce legal obligations and norms, and institute new governance structures (such as a global health security taskforce and mechanisms for financing, research and development, technology transfer, and capacity building). This background paper sets out the range of options available. However, a Framework Convention - Protocol approach has the potential to capitalize on political will and facilitate the necessary governance reforms. This can be done in coherence with the broader international legal system, including under, or separate to, the auspices of the World Health Organization and with, or without, reforms to existing global health law, such as the International Health Regulations (2005)."

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Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Background Paper 16
Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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