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disease importation into their territory. In 1969 the ISR were renamed the International Health Regulations (IHR), and two diseases – relapsing fever and typhus – were removed as these two diseases no longer posed a challenge to high-income countries. In 1981 following the successful smallpox eradication

In: International Organizations Law Review
Author: Joseph Dute

European Journal of Health Law 12: 269-271, 2005. 269 © 2005 Koninklijke Brill N.V. Printed in the Netherlands NEWS AND VIEWS World Health Organization – Revision of the International Health Regulations JOSEPH DUTE * On 23 May 2005 the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization has

In: European Journal of Health Law

) the ‘no-harm’ principle; b) international disaster law; c) the International Health Regulations; d) international human rights law (‘ ihrl ’); and e) international humanitarian law (‘ ihl ’). In what follows, we outline the most relevant features of those regimes and demonstrate the extent to which

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Author: Brigit Toebes

further below, this framework consists of a set of rules and principles that can be derived from the intertwined fields of international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights law (HRL) and medical ethics. Of further importance are the International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization (WHO

In: Tilburg Law Review
Author: Stefania Negri

International Health Regulations (2005) Stefania Negri Associate Professor of International Law, University of Salerno, Italy Abstract The UNECE Protocol on Water and Health prioritises prevention and control of waterborne diseases in the European Region. In order to protect public health from water

In: International Community Law Review
Author: Natalie Klein

is the World Health Organisation’s International Health Regulations, which are next discussed. 3 International Health Regulations (2005) In 2005, in the wake of the sars epidemic, the World Health Organisation updated its International Health Regulations. 26 These Regulations address

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Author: Jan Klabbers

useful; it was used only once, in 2015, in connection with the ebola outbreak. Possibly as a result, when the who used its quasi-legislative powers in 2005 and adopted a new set of International Health Regulations ( ihr ) 12 under Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution, 13 it created a novel

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Author: Gian Luca Burci

World Health Organization ( who ) and the International Health Regulations most recently revised in 2005 ( ihr 2005). 2 who alerted member states at the beginning of 2020 upon receiving a notification from China under Article 6 of the ihr 2005 about the local spread in Wuhan of atypical

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Author: Pia Acconci

The World Health Organization (who) was established in 1946 as a specialized agency of the United Nations (un). Since its establishment, the who has managed outbreaks of infectious diseases from a regulatory, as well as an operational perspective. The adoption of the International Health Regulations (ihrs) has been an important achievement from the former perspective. When the Ebola epidemic intensified in 2014, the who Director General issued temporary recommendations under the ihrs in order to reduce the spread of the disease and minimize cross-border barriers to international trade. The un Secretary General and then the Security Council and the General Assembly have also taken action against the Ebola epidemic. In particular, the Security Council adopted a resolution under Chapter vii of the un Charter, and thus connected the maintenance of the international peace and security to the health and social emergency. After dealing with the role of the who as a guide and coordinator of the reaction to epidemics, this article shows how the action by the Security Council against the Ebola epidemic impacts on the who ‘authority’ for the protection of health.

In: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online

framework to manage biosecurity risks, including the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australia, ballast water, biosecurity and human biosecurity emergencies; implementing the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization

In: Foreign Law Guide