Global Health Law Research Guide

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

International Health Regulations

The International Health Regulations are binding legal instruments to address cross border public health risks. The original 1969 IHR addressed only cholera, plague, and yellow fever; the 2005 revision broadened the scope to any public health emergency of international concern. The regulations are intended to prevent, protect, control, and respond without disrupting international trade and traffic. For quick info on the regulations, consult this WHO general information page.

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