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Global Health Law Research Guide

This guide is focused on international and cross-border legal regimes for addressing health law issues.

Health & Human Rights Cases

Global Health and Human Rights Database
Gathers and summarizes cases from around the world.



Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health
Established in 2002.  Work includes gathering and sharing information, reporting on the status of the right to health, proposing recommendations, and responding to individual complaints.  Has issued reports on the elements of the right to health, repordutive rights, mental disabilities, and the effects of trade on health.

Council of Europe treaties on health and human rights

Founded in 1949, this 47-member organization's central mission human rights and the social well-being of member states.  Note that this is not the EU.

  • Health Policy Portal summarizes the work in this area.
  • COE treaties relevant to public health can be found by selecting search on treaties, then search by subject matter and select public health.