Global Legal Epidemiology: Whether, When and How International Law Can Address Global Challenges | University of Oxford

Global Legal Epidemiology: Whether, When and How International Law Can Address Global Challenges

Speaker
Professor Steven J. Hoffman
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Seminar Room 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Introducing a pioneering approach to ‘global legal epidemiology’, Prof Steven Hoffman will discuss legal mechanisms available for coordinating international responses to transnational problems, their prospects, and their challenges. Global legal epidemiology is the scientific study of international law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and promotion of outcomes around the world. It involves evaluating the effectiveness of international legal mechanisms on the basis of their quantifiable effects and drawing implications for the development of future treaties.

Prof Hoffman will draw on examples from public health, including tobacco control and antimicrobial resistance, identifying wider lessons for potential international treaties in other domains such as the environment, human rights and trade.