An Analysis Of The Law And Practice Of The World Health Organization During The 2019 Influenza Pandemic

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Honest Thadeus Shio
Published On: 29/11/2022
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
First Page: 199
Last Page: 211
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Honest Thadeus Shio, An Analysis Of The Law And Practice Of The World Health Organization During The 2019 Influenza Pandemic, Volume 8 Issue 6, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 199-211, Published on 29/11/2022, Available at https://jlsr.thelawbrigade.com/article/an-analysis-of-the-law-and-practice-of-the-world-health-organization-during-the-2019-influenza-pandemic/

Abstract

This article delves into the 2019 Influenza pandemic named COVID-19 and examines the law and the institution responsible for health matters in the world the World Health Organization. The article argues that the WHO failed to execute a coordinated global response towards COVID-19 due lack of political will from states, elements and claims of bias and the mandate bestowed upon it by the International Health Regulations is toothless that is in-case of breach there is no a sound accountability mechanism. The article lastly recommends the restructuring of the World Health Organization, amendments to the International Health Regulations to give more powers to the WHO and an adoption of a new international convention devoted to dealing with pandemics.

Keywords: World Health Organization, COVID-19, International Health Regulations

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