Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Human Rights in Global Health analyzes the evolving relationship between human rights, global governance, and public health, examining an expansive set of international organizations that employ human rights in responding to public health challenges in a rapidly globalizing world. Bringing together leading global health and human rights policymakers, this comparative analysis explores: (1) the foundations of human rights as a framework for global health governance, (2) the mandate of the World Health Organization to pursue a rights-based approach to health, (3) the role of inter-governmental organizations across a range of health-related human rights, (4) the influence of rights-based economic governance on public health, and (5) the recognition of global health among institutions of human rights governance.