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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Sara E
dc.contributor.editorAndrew O'Neil
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:28:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:28:50Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-04T03:44:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2012.692532
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47196
dc.description.abstractIn November 2002, a man with 'atypical pneumonia' treated in Foshan hospital, Guangdong Province, in the People's Republic of China, was the first known case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, it was not until April 2003 that the Chinese government admitted to the full scale of 'atypical pneumonia' cases infected with SARS, two months after the disease had rapidly spread across the world with initial infections in Hong Kong and Vietnam sourced to Guangdong. In 2008, Zimbabwe experienced one of the biggest outbreaks of cholera ever recorded. By February 2009, the disease had spread across all of Zimbabwe's 10 provinces and to neighbouring countries-Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique-causing thousands of infections amongst their populations. This article seeks to examine what duties the Chinese and Zimbabwe states had to protect their citizens and the international community from these outbreaks. The article refers to the findings of the International Law Commission's study into the role of states and international organisations in protecting persons in the event of a disaster to consider whether there is an international duty to protect persons from epidemics. The article concludes that both cases reveal a growing concept of protection that entails an international duty to assist individuals when an affected state proves unwilling or unable to assist its own population in the event of a disease outbreak.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom413
dc.relation.ispartofpageto430
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.relation.ispartofvolume66
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440808
dc.titleDuty in the time of epidemics: what China and Zimbabwe teach us
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDavies, Sara E.


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