Taylor, AL, Habibi, R, Burci, GL, Dagron, S, Eccleston-Turner, MR, Gostin, LO, Meier, BM, Phelan, A, Villarreal, PA, Yamin, AE, Chirwa, D, Forman, L, Ooms, G, Sekalala, S and Hoffman, SJ (2020) Solidarity in the wake of COVID-19: reimagining the International Health Regulations. The Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736

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Amid frenzied national responses to COVID-19, the world could soon reach a critical juncture to revisit and strengthen the International Health Regulations (IHR), the multilateral instrument that governs how 196 states and WHO collectively address the global spread of disease.1, 2 In many countries, IHR obligations that are vital to an effective pandemic response remain unfulfilled, and the instrument has been largely side-lined in the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest global health crisis in a century. It is time to reimagine the IHR as an instrument that will compel global solidarity and national action against the threat of emerging and re-emerging pathogens. We call on state parties to reform the IHR to improve supervision, international assistance, dispute resolution, and overall textual clarity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information can be found at; https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31417-3/fulltext#%20
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 15:42
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 10:23
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8239

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