Reflections on international medical law

Mohammed S. Wattad, Radmyla Yu Hrevtsova

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Does international medical law exist, in the first place, as an independent area of study? If so, is it urgently required in an era of comparative studies? Namely, to what extent, if at all, international studies differ from comparative ones? Besides, what are the particular characteristics of such international discipline? Namely, what are the particular features of this field that elaborate on our legal and scientific understanding in sketching possible definition for this notion of "international medical law?" In addition, how does international medical law correlate with health, ethics and health policies in our globalized world? And finally, what are the challenges that might face the international community, once the concept of "international medical law" is acknowledged? This papers aims at establishing the conceptual grounds for these questions, thus calling for the acknowledgment of a new field of study described as "international medical law."

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-460
Number of pages12
JournalMedicine and Law
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Human Rights
  • International Health Law
  • International Medical Law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Law


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