The Law and Regulation of Public Health: Global Perspectives on Hong Kong (Routledge Studies in Asian Law) (Hardcover)

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The Law and Regulation of Public Health: Global Perspectives on Hong Kong (Routledge Studies in Asian Law) (Hardcover)

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Public health law has been a subject of much controversy and contestation, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. This timely book inquires into the foundational principles of a form of public health law that takes seriously the inherent dignity of the human person. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this illuminating study makes the case that the rule of law, just as much as population health, is an essential determinant of human well-being.

Choosing the case of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, yet whose well-established rule of law tradition is oft perceived to be under strain, in describing the central dilemmas of public health law, it makes an original contribution to our knowledge of comparative public health law and public health ethics. Situating Hong Kong's public health law in the context of global health, The Law and Regulation of Public Health should appeal across the world to students and scholars of public health, medical law, public law, comparative law, and international law. It accessibly explains the law to epidemiologists and public health policymakers, and public health to jurists and legal practitioners.

This book lucidly urges professionals of public health and law to reflect on how the myriad legal instruments and legal institutions should best be used to promote and protect public health in ways that are at once ethical and lawful. It is a must read for anyone who is interested in gaining insights into public health law and regulation in this highly internationalised Chinese Special Administrative Region.

Eric C. Ip is Professor of Medical Ethics and Law at The University of Hong Kong.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367491376
ISBN-10: 0367491370
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 10th, 2023
Pages: 254
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Law