Health and Human Rights
By (author) Therese Murphy
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Health and Human Rights by Therese Murphy
Book DescriptionThis book aims to bolster the burgeoning discourse of health and human rights. In so doing, it charts the history of the linkage between health and human rights. It also pinpoints the sense of imperative that surrounds this relationship. More importantly, the book identifies a series of threats and challenges facing attempts to link health and human rights and proposes how these might be addressed. Amongst other things, it asks: is conflict between risk and rights inevitable in the context of infectious disease control? Is reproductive choice a bad argument in the context of reproductive technologies? Is it sensible for human rights to make use of measurement tools such as indicators? Is the 'cost of human rights' an argument that can and should be used by proponents of human rights? The answers it gives to these questions are original and engaging and will be of great interest to a diverse audience, including scholars and policy-makers in these areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841138046
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Therese Murphy
New Technologies and Human Rights, Hardback (January 2009)
In an era increasingly dominated by new technologies there are many calls for regulation to control their application. This timely contribution reviews and develops the role of human rights in the regulation of new technologies discussing how rights are affected by technological development, and how they can be used to improve regulation.
Civil Liberties Law, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Therese Murphy
Civil Liberties Law: The Human Rights Act Era is a major new work which charts the ongoing transformation of the civil liberties tradition in the United Kingdom. It explores the euphoria and the scepticism surrounding the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998 and assesses the value of the new commitment to human rights.
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Author Biography - Therese Murphy
Therese Murphy is Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham.
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