Research on Public Health Emergency of International Concern Under International Law—Take COVID-19 as an Example
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- International Law, World Health Organization, International Health Regulations, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 broke out in January 2020 and has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern(PHEIC)” by World Health Organization(WHO). Up to now, it is still spreading in the global scope, which is also a severe test for the international public health governance system. Taking Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19) as an example, this paper attempts to study the response mechanism of PHEIC under the current norms of international health law and understand the content and characteristics of PHEIC in IHR as well. At the same time, the article selects two major problems about unequal distribution of health resources and excessive epidemic prevention and health measures which exposed during the epidemic to discuss. Then, through reading articles of other scholars, some feasible suggestions for modifying IHR in the future were put forward. This paper also compares and analyzes some real data collected during the epidemic period, and tries to analyze the differences between international law norms and the actual behavior of governments and international organizations in the face of the epidemic. The results show that the reason lies not only in the imperfection of international law norms and regulatory system, but also in the unbalanced development among countries. Consequently, in order to improve the PHEIC mechanism, it is necessary to strengthen the constraints of international law on all parties, and at the same time, it is useful to pay attention to the core national capacity, that is, countries should strive to improve their basic medical level.
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TY - CONF AU - Yumeng Zhang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/21 TI - Research on Public Health Emergency of International Concern Under International Law—Take COVID-19 as an Example BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Relations and Social Sciences (ICPRSS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 624 EP - 628 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211020.228 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211020.228 ID - Zhang2021 ER -