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The law and regulation of public health: Global perspectives on Hong Kong

This timely book inquires into the foundational principles of a form of public health law that takes seriously the inherent dignity of the human person. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this illuminating study makes the case that the rule of law, just as much as population health, is an essential determinant of human well-being.
Choosing the case of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, yet whose well-established rule of law tradition is oft perceived to be under strain, in describing the central dilemmas of public health law, it makes an original contribution to our knowledge of comparative public health law and public health ethics. This book lucidly urges professionals of public health and law to reflect on how the myriad legal instruments and legal institutions should best be used to promote and protect public health in ways that are at once ethical and lawful. Situating Hong Kong’s public health law in the context of global health, The Law and Regulation of Public Health should appeal across the world to students and scholars of public health, medical law, public law, comparative law, and international law. It accessibly explains the law to epidemiologists and public health policymakers, and public health to jurists and legal practitioners.

Nov-Dec 2023 Issue

1. Master of Laws Medical Ethics and Law Specialisation 2. Journal Articles • "Using Ethics Committees to Justify Force-Feeding Political Prisoners in Israel" • "Health Care Workers and War in the Middle East" • "Setting a Research Agenda on the Bioethics of Loneliness and Public Health" • "The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) and a Vision for Ecogenomics: the Ecological Genome Project" • "An Unsettling Affair" 3. Upcoming Event • "Intellectual Property, COVID-19, and the Next Pandemic:...

Intellectual Property, COVID-19, and the Next Pandemic: Diagnosing Problems, Developing Cures

Prof Madhavi SunderFrank Sherry Professor of Intellectual Property Lawat the Georgetown University Law Center About the speaker: Madhavi Sunder, the Frank Sherry Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, is a widely published and influential scholar of intellectual property law, law and technology, women’s human rights, and international development. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary, straddling private and public law, and engages the global dimensions...

Turning voluntary admission of psychiatric patients into compulsory admission | No reference in guidelines to “violence” possibly to avoid triggering the need to amend legislation | Scholar worries that the tightened standards will make patients feel cheated [Chinese]

Interviewed: Daisy Cheung Medium: Ming Pao Title: "Turning voluntary admission of psychiatric patients into compulsory admission | No reference in guidelines to "violence" possibly to avoid triggering the need to amend legislation | Scholar worries that the tightened standards will make patients feel cheated" (《精神科自願變強制入院 指引沒提「暴力」 料因避修例 學者憂收緊標準病人感受騙》) [Chinese]

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