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Why the WHO is failing and how to fix it

The maligned World Health Organization (WHO) faces its biggest crisis since its inception in 1948. Critical questions about whether China reported the novel coronavirus to the WHO promptly…

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EJIL: The Podcast! WHO Let the Bats Out?

Episode 2 of EJIL: The Podcast! is now available. In this episode, Sarah Nouwen, Marko Milanovic, Philippa Webb and I, are joined by Gian Luca Burci, former Legal…

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Epidemic Sovereignty? Contesting investment treaty claims arising from coronavirus measures

  Though nothing can be immortall, which mortals make; yet, if men had the use of reason they pretend to, their Common-wealths might be secured, at least,…

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Part III: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

  In Parts I and II of this blog post, we presented some of the most relevant international obligations to prevent and halt the…

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Part II: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

In Part I of this post, we discussed the extent to which the no-harm principle and the rights to life and health require States to prevent and…

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The Outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus: are the International Health Regulations fit for purpose?

  The outbreak of coronavirus first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China (COVID-19 in WHO’s parlance) has taken the world by surprise and confirmed our shared global…

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Deweaponising the Biological Weapons Convention: Can an arms control instrument enhance the global disease surveillance?

  On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (“PHEIC”).

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More on Public International Law and Infectious Diseases: Foundations of the Obligation to Report Epidemic Outbreaks

In his recent post on the 2018-2019 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Villarreal inter alia mentions the connection between the International Health…

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Public International Law and the 2018-2019 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 17 July, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Director-General declared, under Article 12 of the International Health Regulations (IHR), that the Ebola outbreak in the…

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