Thana de Campos presents her forthcoming book at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics

February 1, 2017
Thana de Campos presents her forthcoming book at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics

On February 1st, GSL’s Thana de Campos presented at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics on her forthcoming book, “The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities.” In this publication, Campos "aims to provide a framework for analyzing the ethical responsibilities of global stakeholders in what I call the Global Health Crisis, with special attention devoted to the ethical responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies." Campos' book is set to be published by Cambridge University Press in March 2017. Read the abstract below: 

de Campos, T. (2017). The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities. Cambridge University Press. 

"This book aims to provide a framework for analyzing the ethical responsibilities of global stakeholders in what I call the Global Health Crisis, with special attention devoted to the ethical responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies. The main contribution of this book is therefore to provide a general account of the ethical responsibilities of different global stakeholders, mapping the different kinds of duties they have, their content and force, and their relation to the responsibilities of other relevant stakeholders in the Global Health Crisis. The book also applies this account to current debates surrounding the need for reforms to the international legal rules addressing the Global Health Crisis, notably the TRIPs regime. In doing so, this book discusses the allocation of responsibilities for the Global Health Crisis among different global stakeholders, such as state and non-state actors, the latter including pharmaceutical transnational corporations. In order to investigate the allocation of responsibilities, the book first analyses the object of such allocation (Part A); then it discusses the subjects responsible for addressing this crisis (Part B); and finally, it analyses existing institutional alternatives to reform the international legal rules addressing the Global Health Crisis, namely the TRIPs regime (Part C)."