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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.editorYanzhong Huangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:02:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:02:40Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:55:49Z
dc.identifier.issn19392389en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32256
dc.description.abstractIn 2006, the International Law Commission began a study into the role of states and international organizations in protecting persons in the event of a disaster. Special Rapporteur Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina was appointed to head the study, and in 2011 the findings of the study will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly. Of interest to this paper has been the inclusion of "epidemics" under the natural disaster category in all of the reports detailing the Commission's program of work on the protection of persons. This paper seeks to examine the legal and political ramifications involved in including "epidemic" into the concept of protection by exploring where sovereign responsibility for epidemic control begins and ends, particularly in light of the revisions to the International Health Regulations by the World Health Assembly in 2005. The paper will first analyze the findings already presented by the Special Rapporteur, examining the existing "responsibilities" of both states and international organizations. Then, the paper will consider to what extent the concept of protection entails the duty to assist individuals when an affected state proves unwilling or unable to assist their own population in the event of a disease outbreak. In an attempt to answer this question, the third part of the paper will examine the recent cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSeton Hall Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ghgj.org/Davies3.2%20International.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Health Governanceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleIs There an International Duty to Protect Persons in the Event of an Epidemic?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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