Advancing Public Health through Strategic Litigation
The law has a critical role to play in advancing public health, particularly for marginalized communities. Yet many countries have laws that undermine public health, do not offer sufficient protection, or are not adequately enforced.
Strategic litigation is a test of the rule of law and its proper implementation. It contributes to both the construction and consolidation of the rule of law. It is a key tool for organizations and individuals seeking to ensure better public health outcomes.
Advancing Public Health through Strategic Litigation presents six case studies from different parts of the world focusing on various health rights issues and the concerns of affected communities. These studies reveal lessons for practitioners interested in pursuing this work and for funders concerned about justice and health.
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