The challenges and opportunities of comparative health law

Sat, 6/9: 4:45 PM  - 6:30 PM 
Paper Session 
Saturday Session 5 
Sheraton Centre Toronto 
Room: Civic Ballroom S. 
Most of the papers in this panel are part of a forthcoming OUP publication on comparative health law. Its research design involves contributors providing a comparative perspective in paired chapters. Each pair of chapters works from a review of the core moral, legal and scientific principles for the topic at hand, and develops a critical-analytical comparative examination of how lawmakers in different jurisdictions have balanced the different principles in shaping legal rules. This panel explores the reflexive practice that sits behind that critical-analytical process. What can we learn from how the diverse contexts in which health law is played out (state, nation state, federation, 'sui generis' polity, regional human rights organisation) affect how we, as scholars and teachers of health law, define, analyse and deploy our field.


Elizabeth Sepper, Washington University School of Law  - Contact Me



Primary Keyword

Health and Medicine

Secondary Keyword

Methodology, Socio-legal Methodology


Access to assisted reproductive technologies and national margin of appreciation at the European law level: concerns and challenges


Joaquin Cayon-De las Cuevas, FMV-IDIVAL/University of Cantabria  - Contact Me

Medical devices vs medicinal products: what is the impact of the recent European regulatory changes?


Aurelie Mahalatchimy, CNRS-DICE-CERIC-Aix-Marseille Université; University of Sussex  - Contact Me

Precision medicine – patients’ rights at a crossroad?


Mette Hartlev, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen  - Contact Me

The ‘where’ and ‘when’ of health law: how context shapes health law


Tamara Hervey, The University of Sheffield  - Contact Me

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