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Gian Luca Burci, Brigit Toebes (eds.), Research Handbook on Global Health Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2018, forthcoming)

Leonie Vierck, Pedro Villarreal, Katarina Weilert (eds.), The Governance of Disease Outbreaks - International Health Law: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis and Beyond (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2017)

Gian Luca Burci (ed.), Global Health Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2016)

Marlies Hesselman, Antenor Hallo de Wolf and Brigit Toebes, Socio-Economic Human Rights in Essential Public Services Provision (Human Rights and International Law) (Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016)

Brigit Toebes (editor-in-chief), Mette Hartlev, Aart Hendriks and Janne Rothmar Herrmann (eds.), Health and Human Rights in Europe (Intersentia, Cambridge, 2012)

Valentina Vadi, Public Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Routledge, London, 2012)

Pia Acconci, Tutela della salute e diritto internazionale (Cedam/Kluwer, Padova, 2011)

Gabriela Alexandra Oanta, La política de seguridad alimentaria en la Uníon Europea (Tirant Lo Blanch, Valencia, 2007)

Gian Luca Burci, Claude-Henri Vignes, The World Health Organization (Kluwer Law International, 2004)

Articles and book chapters


Pia Acconci, La tutela della salute nel diritto internazionale e dell’Unione europea in materia di investimenti, in M.C. Maffei, L. Pineschi (eds.), La tutela della salute nel diritto internazionale ed europeo tra interessi globali e interessi particolari (Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2017), pp. 293-313

Gian Luca Burci, Lawrence O. Gostin, Privatized Pharmaceutical Innovation vs Access to Essential Medicines – A Global Framework for Equitable Sharing of Benefits, 317 Journal of the American Medical Association (2017), pp. 473-474

Stéphanie Dagron, Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Europe: A Human Rights Approach, in A. den Exter (ed.), European Health Law (Maklu, Apeldoorn, 2017), pp. 133-154

Claire E. Brolan, Stéphanie Dagron, Lisa Forman, Rachel Hammonds, Lyla Latif, Attiya Waris, Ana Lorena Ruano, The right to health of non-nationals in the Sustainable Development Goals era: challenges for equity in universal health care, International Journal for Equity in Health (2017) 16:14

Stefania Negri, End of Life and Death, in A. den Exter (ed.), European Health Law (Maklu, Apeldoorn, 2017), pp. 219-241
Stefania Negri, Falsified Medicines and Global Public Health: The European Response, in WAML Newsletter, March 2017, Issue No. 32, pp. 5-7

Anna Oriolo, Il principio di proporzionalità in materia di donazioni di sangue: i parametri di armonizzazione della Corte di giustizia nel caso Léger per la gestione condivisa della health governance, in E. Triggiani et al. (eds.), Dialoghi con Ugo Villani (Cacucci, Bari, 2017), pp. 825-831

Brigit Toebes, Marie Elske Gispen, Jasper v. Been, Aziz Sheikh, A missing voice: the human rights of children to a tobacco-free environment, in Tobacco Control (2017), pp. 1-3

Pedro Villarreal, The World Health Organization´s Governance Framework in Disease Outbreaks: A Legal Perspective, in  Leonie Vierck, Pedro Villarreal, Katarina Weilert (eds.), The Governance of Disease Outbreaks - International Health Law: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis and Beyond, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2017, pp. 243-272


Pia Acconci, I Regolamenti sanitari internazionali dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità quale strumento di sorveglianza delle malattie infettive, in M.C. De Cicco & A. Latino (eds.), Temi attuali sui diritti sociali in un’ottica multidisciplinare (Editoriale Scientifica, collana Temi Giuridici, Napoli, 2016), pp. 101-115

Gian Luca Burci, Taxation and Subsidies for NCD Prevention: Evidence and Guidance from WHO, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University School of Law (2016)

Gian Luca Burci, Annex VII – World Health Organization (WHO), in A. Reinisch & P. Bachmayer (eds.), The Conventions on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 775-784

Gian Luca Burci, Andrew Cassels, Health, in J. Katz Cogan, I. Hurd & I. Johnstone (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 447-471

Stéphanie Dagron, L'avenir du droit international de la santé, Revue de droit suisse (2016), No. 1-II, pp. 5-88

Florian Kastler, La mutation des institutions internationales en matière de santé, in Les Tribunes de la santé (2016), pp. 65-72

Florian Kastler, Organisation mondiale de la santé, in F. Bourdillon, G. Brücker and D. Tabuteau (dir.), Traité de Santé Publique (3° Éd., Lavoisier, Cachan, 2016)

Florian Kastler, La Convention Cadre de Lutte Anti-Tabac (CCLAT), 10 ans après: la fonction normative de l’OMS à la rescousse de la santé mondiale?, in Revista de direito sanitario (2016)

Géraldine Marks-Sultan, Feng Jen Tsai, Evan Anderson, Florian Kastler, Dominique Sprumont, Scott Burris, National Public Health Law : A Role for WHO in Capacity-building and Promoting Transparency, in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2016), No. 7, pp. 534-553

Stefania Negri, The MEDICRIME Convention: Combating Pharmaceutical Crimes through European Criminal Law and Beyond, in The New Journal of European Criminal Law (2016), pp. 350-367

Stefania Negri, International Measures to Combat Counterfeit Medicines and Protect Public Health, in J. Loureiro, A. Dias Pereira & C. Barbosa (eds.), Direito da Saúde. Estudos em Homenagem ao Prof. Doutor Guilherme de Oliveira (Coimbra, 2016), vol. II, pp. 265-286

Brigit Toebes and Karien Stronks, Closing the Gap: a Human Rights Approach towards Social Determinants of Health, in 23 European Journal of Health Law (2016), No. 5, pp. 510-524

Valentina Vadi, Investment Disputes, Pharmaceutical Patents and Health-Related Goods, in A. Alemanno & E. Bonadio (eds.), The New Intellectual Property of Health: Beyond Plain Packaging (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2016), pp. 233-254


Gian Luca Burci, The European Union and the World Health Organization: Interaction and Collaboration from a Governance and Policy Perspective”, in C. Kaddous (ed.), The European Union in International Organizations and Global Governance (Hart, London, 2015), pp. 155-174

Florian Kastler, Why the World Health Organization should take the lead for the future Framework Convention on Global Health, in Global Health Governance (Spring-Fall 2015) vol. IX

Stefania Negri, La santé mondiale dans l’Agenda du développement de l’après-2015: quel rôle pour le droit international de la santé?, in Mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Bélanger, Modernité du droit de la santé (LEH Editions, Bordeaux, 2015), pp. 83-100

Brigit Toebes, Health and Human Rights: in Search of the Legal Dimension, in 9 Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (2015), No. 9, pp. 212-241

Brigit Toebes, Human Rights and Public Health: Towards a Balanced Relationship, 19 International Journal of Human Rights (2015), No. 4, pp. 488-504

Brigit Toebes, International Health Law: an Emerging Field of Public International Law, 55 Indian Journal of International Law 2015, No. 3, pp. 299-328

Brigit Toebes, The Framework Convention on Global Health: Considerations in Light of International Law, in IX Global Health Governance (2015), pp. 7-23

Valentina Vadi, Towards a New Dialectics: Pharmaceutical Patents, Public Health and Foreign direct Investments, in New York University Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (2015), pp. 1-83

Andraž Zidar, WHO International Health Regulations and Human Rights: From Allusions to Inclusion, The International Journal of Human Rights (2015), pp. 505-526


Pia Acconci, The Integration of Non-investment Concerns as an Opportunity for the Modernization of International Investment Law: Is a Multilateral Approach Desirable?, in G. Sacerdoti, P. Acconci, M. Valenti, A. De Luca (eds.), General Interests of Host States in International Investment Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014), pp. 165-193

Pia Acconci, The Reaction to the Ebola Epidemic within the United Nations Framework: What Next for the World Health Organization?, in 18 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (2014), pp. 405-424

Gian Luca Burci, Ebola, the Security Council and the securitization of health, in Questions of International Law, Zoom-in 10 (2014), pp. 27-39

Gian Luca Burci, Egle Granziera, Privileges and Immunities of the World Health Organization: Practice and Challenges, 10 International Organization Law Review (2014), pp. 349-372

Andrew Cassels, Ian Smith, Gian Luca Burci, Reforming WHO: the art of the possible, in 128 Public Health (2014), pp. 202-204

Stéphanie Dagron, Aktuelle rechtsrahmen und Anforderungen für die Durchführung von klinischen Prüfungen in der Europäischen Union, in C. Lenk et al (éd.), Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen (Springer 2014), pp. 525-530

Stéphanie Dagron, Die International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH), in C. Lenk et al (ed.), Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen (Springer 2014), pp. 541-545

Florian Kastler, Le règlement sur les essais cliniques (enfin) adopté?, in Les Tribunes de la Santé (2014)

Florian Kastler, Principe de précaution et bonnes pratiques de fabrication d’un médicament, in Les Tribunes de la Santé (2014)

Stefania Negri, Sustainable Development and Global Health: Positioning Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda, in M. Fitzmaurice, S. Maljean-Dubois, S. Negri (eds.), Environmental protection and sustainable development from Rio to Rio+20 (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2014), pp. 264-285

Valentina Vadi, Global Health Governance at a Crossroads: Trademark Protection v. Tobacco Control in International Investment Law, in Stanford Journal of International Law (2012), pp. 93-130


Pia Acconci, La riduzione del prezzo dei farmaci essenziali: uno strumento necessario ma non sufficiente per la tutela della salute nel quadro del diritto internazionale, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (2013), pp. 437-452

Claire E. Brolan, Stéphanie Dagron, Lisa Forman, Rachel Hammonds, Lyla Latif, Attiya Waris, Health Rights beyond Borders: Including Non-Nationals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2013) 10, pp.

Stefania Negri, La tutela della salute pubblica internazionale tra governance globale, "sovranità sanitaria" e diritti fondamentali, in Liber Amicorum Augusto Sinagra (Aracne, Roma, 2013), pp. 335-366

Stefania Negri, Cuidados paliativos y derecho internacional de los derechos humanos: el derecho universal a no sufrir, in T. Zamudio (ed.), BIOÉTICA: Herramienta de las Políticas Públicas y de los Derechos Fundamentales en el Siglo XXI (Buenos Aires, UMSA-UNISA-ProDiversitas, 2012), pp. 237-260


Florian Kastler, Les médicaments génériques et la Cour de Justice, in Les Tribunes de la Santé (2012)

Gabriela A. Oanta, La gobernanza en materia de seguridad alimentaria, in J. Rios Rodriguez, G.A. Oanta (dirs.), Le droit public à l’épreuve de la gouvernance / El Derecho Público ante la gobernanza (Presses Universitaires de Perpignan, Perpignan, 2012), pp. 445-476

Dan Biswas, Brigit Toebes, Anders Hjern, Henry Ascher and Marie Nørredam, Access to healthcare for undocumented migrants from a human rights perspective, Health and Human Rights (Harvard), Vol. 11, No. 2, December 2012, pp. 49-60


Pia Acconci, The Implementation of the Patent Regulation of the TRIPs Agreement and the Protection of Non-trade Values. Have Continuous Negotiations Become the Mechanism for Balancing Them?, in A. Ligustro & G. Sacerdoti (eds.), Liber amicorum in honour of Paolo Picone. New Trends in International Economic Law (Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2011), pp. 803-828


Stefania Negri, Saúde e direito internacional: algumas reflexões sobre a afirmação tardia de um direito fundamental, in Boletim da Saúde (2010), pp. 63-74


Gian Luca Burci, Public/Private Partnerships in the Public Health Sector, in International Organization Law Review (2009), pp. 359-382

Gian Luca Burci, Riikka Koskenmaki, Human Rights Implications of Governance Responses to Public Health Emergencies: The Case of Major Infectious Disease Outbreaks, in A. Clapham and Mary Robinson (eds.), Realizing the Right to Health (Rüffer & Rub, Zurich, 2009), pp. 346-358

Riikka Koskenmaki, Egle Granziera, Gian Luca Burci, The World Health Organization and its Role in Health and Development, in A. Gatti & A. Boggio (eds.), Health and Development - Towards a Matrix Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 16-55

Stefania Negri, Food Safety and Global Health: An International Law Perspective, in Global Health Governance (2019), vol. III, n. 1, pp. 1-29

Valentina Vadi, Reconciling Public Health and Investor Rights: The Case of Tobacco, in P.-M. Dupuy, F. Francioni, E.-U. Petersmann (eds.), Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 452-486

Valentina Vadi, Trademark Protection, Public Health and International Investment Law: Strains and Paradoxes, in European Journal of International Law (2009), pp. 773-803


Stefania Negri, Emergenze sanitarie e diritto internazionale: il paradigma salute-diritti umani e la strategia globale di lotta alle pandemie ed al bioterrorismo, in Scritti in onore di Vincenzo Starace (Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica, 2008), pp. 571-605


Gian Luca Burci, La gestion d'une crise sanitaire internationale: le cas du SRAS, in R. Mehdi & S. Maljean-Dubois (eds.), La société internationale et les grandes pandémies (Pedone, Paris, 2007) pp. 135-141.
Gian Luca Burci, Health and Infectious Disease, in T.G. Weiss & S. Daws (eds.), Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007), pp. 582-591


Gian Luca Burci, World Health Organization, in Dizionario di diritto pubblico (Dictionary of public law), vol. VI (Giuffré, Milano, 2006)


Gian Luca Burci, La convention-cadre de l’OMS pour la lutte antitabac, in Journal de droit international (2005), pp. 77-100


Gian Luca Burci, L'impatto della Sars e la politica sanitaria mondiale, in A. Colombo & N. Ronzitti (eds.), L'Italia e la politica internazionale (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004), pp. 213-223
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