Proposing a new view of global justice based on natural law, this book presents a discussion of the key ethical values in contemporary medicine and health, notably in relation to neglected diseases like malaria, Ebola and Zika. The lack of treatments for such diseases points to a global health crisis. Thana Cristina de Campos provides a general framework, based on global commutative justice, for discussion of the ethical responsibilities of international stakeholders, mapping the varying duties they have, and their content and force. She also addresses the urgent need for reforms to the international legal rules on bioethics, notably the system of intellectual property rights. These ideas will be of interest to those who are looking for a more nuanced view of the human right to health than that provided by advocates in the globalist mainstream.
About the Author
Thana Cristina de Campos is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section). She is also a research scholar with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, and a research associate at the Von Hügel Institute, University of Cambridge, the Las Casas Institute, University of Oxford, and the Global Strategy Lab, University of Ottawa.