LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Authors

  • Marijana M. Mladenov Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary Novi Sad
  • Ivana Spaić Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary Novi Sad

Keywords:

International health law, WHO, International Health Regulations, COVID-19

Abstract

In the recent months, the international community, as well as the universal health system and society, have been seriously challenged by another new virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. This fact determined the research aim in the paper, which refers to better understanding of the rights and obligations of the WHO during the COVID - 19 pandemic. The subject of the research is referring to the consideration of the legal framework of the WHO during pandemics, especially during the current pandemic of the new coronavirus. In order to understand the legal order of the WHO as concisely as possible, an analysis of the status of the WHO within international health law will be performed first. Special attention will be devoted to the analysis of the provisions of the International Health Regulations in order to determine whether the WHO uses all the legal instruments at its disposal in order to prevent the spread of infections caused by the new coronavirus. Within the concluding remarks, the authors will identify both the advantages and disadvantages of the legal order of the WHO and will present recommendations in order to improve the legal framework regarding regulating WHO activities in terms of establishing standards for the global public health protection.

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Published

2020-11-01

How to Cite

M. Mladenov, M. ., & Spaić , I. . (2020). LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. KULTURA POLISA, 17(2), 25–36. Retrieved from https://kpolisa.com/index.php/kp/article/view/263