International Health Law

Solidarity and Justice in Health Care

Edited by: André den Exter

In the 21st century, complex health care problems remain unsolved. Conflicts between public interests and individual rights, evolving public health crises in low income countries, the challenge of regulating health professionals, and the effects of globalization on health care systems dominate the contemporary debates in this field. Facing these problems, health lawyers and policy makers should focus on, more than in the past, underlying normative values in health care. Core values include solidarity and justice in health care access. International Health Law explores the underlying normative values of health systems from a global and local perspective. Apart from examining country experiences, the authors provide an interesting and valuable contribution to the international legal and health policy debate on guaranteeing equal access to health care facilities, resisting a market or consumer-driven movement. By explaining health systems in terms of access, solidarity, and justice, International Health Law contributes to the strengthening of health systems.


258 pages

Publication Date: 11/13/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789046602003