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Book Launch: The Global Health Crisis, by Thana de Campos

last modified Nov 17, 2017 01:30 PM

On Friday 24 November Las Casas Institute, Oxford, is holding a book talk on Dr Thana Cristina de Campos' new book entitled: The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Proposing a new view of global justice based on natural law, this book presents a discussion of the key ethical values in contemporary medicine and health, notably in relation to neglected diseases like malaria, Ebola and Zika. The lack of treatments for such diseases point to a global health crisis. Thana Cristina de Campos provides a general framework, based on global commutative justice, for discussion of the ethical responsibilities of international stakeholders, mapping the varying duties they have, and their content and force. She also addresses the urgent need for reforms to the international legal rules on bioethics, notably the system of intellectual property rights. These ideas will be of interest to those who are looking for a more nuanced  view of the human right to health than that provided by advocates in the globalist mainstream.

WHEN: 5PM - 7PM, FRIDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER 2017
(INCLUDES A WINE RECEPTION)
VENUE: AULA, BLACKFRIARS HALL, ST GILES, OXFORD OX1 3LY

ENTRY: FREE WITH REGISTRATION VIA EMAIL: LASCASAS@BFRIARS.OX.AC.UK

DR THANA DE CAMPOS has recentlly been appointed assistant professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. She is a research associate at the  UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights (Rome), the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry (University of Cambridge/UK) and at Law Casas Institute (University of Oxford/UK). She holds a doctorate in law (jurisprudence) from the University of Oxford, and a master in international law from the University of Sao Paulo/Brazil. Dr de Campos researches and publishes in global bioethics, international human rights, legal theory, and moral philosophy, with particular interests in Natural Law, Virtue Ethics, global health law, global health governance, and the human right to health.

Established in 2008, the Las Casas Institute brings insights from the Catholic intellectual tradition to bear on hard and urgent questions facing contemporary society. Attention is focused in four main areas: Human Dignity, Economics as a Moral Science, Migration, and Poverty. Our home at Blackfriars Hall, one of the forty-five Permanent Private Halls and Colleges of the University of Oxford, puts us at the heart of a community of scholars and students with global interests and outlook. Bartolomé de las Casas OP was a sixteenth-century entrepreneur turned opponent of genocide and advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples in the “new world”. 

Blackfriars Hall is a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford and is also part of the English Province of the Order of Preachers (also known as the Dominicans).


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