Pandemics

Brazil Supreme Court Ratifies Injunction to Protect Indigenous People From COVID-19

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

On August 5, 2020, the Plenary of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court voted in favor of an injunction that requires “the federal government to adopt measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in th

Security Council Adopts Resolution on Cessation of Hostilities during Pandemic

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On July 1, 2020, the U.N.

IHR 2005 in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Need for a New Instrument to Overcome Fragmentation?

Unprecedented Pandemic and Splintered Global Response

With 182 countries reporting 6,663,304 confirmed cases with 392,802 deaths (as of Jun. 6, 2020) and activating various national emergency measures, the outbreak of novel coronavirus in 2020 stands to be recorded as the worst global health disaster in recent history.

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Jaemin Lee
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Can Trade Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Enhance State Compliance with International Health Regulations? Insights from MARPOL 73/78

Preventing or managing a global pandemic such as COVID-19 requires states to strictly comply with the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations 2005 (IHRs). However, like many multilateral environment agreements, the IHRs lack a strong dispute resolution mechanism to enhance state compliance. To bridge that gap, states have incorporated several environmental conventions into free trade agreements (FTAs) over the past fifteen years.

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Jie (Jeanne) Huang
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