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09.04.19

The Framework Convention on Global Health: An Empowering International Instrument to Advance the Right to Health

By Eric A. Friedman

We often look to how the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) would empower people, enhancing meaningful participation and government accountability to the right to health, with an emphasis on people who now have the least voice and to whom governments are least accountable. Such empowerment is central to the FCGH. Here, I focus on […]

03.25.19

Contribute to drafting the Framework Convention on Global Health

By Eric A. Friedman

Those of us who have been working on the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) have long debated when it would be time to begin drafting the treaty. The FCGH Alliance has now begun the drafting process, with the aim of catalyzing widespread engagement – and we hope, most importantly, reaching people who rarely have […]

10.19.18

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Vote for Global Solidarity in an Era of Nationalistic Populism

By Eric A. Friedman

A Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) – a global treaty based in, and seeking to more fully give life to, the right to health, enhancing accountability and advancing health equity – is an idea that persists. You may well ask: A global treaty in the current political environment, with many governments and rapidly strengthening […]

01.10.18

The Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance: Hope Springs Anew for the FCGH and Right to Health

By Eric A. Friedman

It is always spring for human rights. Old ideas embedded in fundamental values do not lose the boundless hope and energy of their birth. In a country that holds its first democratic election or peaceful transition of power, democracy is more than an idea and practice that has existed for centuries, but a new reality worthy […]

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10.12.17

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 and the Power of International Legal Norms

By Eric A. Friedman

With the nuclear threat is on the rise, I was a bit surprised last week when I heard that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed out of step with today’s reality. But as I reflected more and learned the reasoning behind the decision, the Nobel Committee’s […]

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05.15.17

Solidarity in Our Diversity

By Eric A. Friedman

If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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01.12.17

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

By Eric A. Friedman

[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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11.28.16

Boarding the Framework Convention on Global Health Express

By Eric A. Friedman

This blog was originally posted at the IMAXI Cooperative website. It responds (quite favorably) to a blog by Case Gordon of the IMAXI Cooperative on the Platform for an FCGH transitioning to a formal, Geneva-based NGO. Sometimes the right to health provides a clear answer. Discriminatory laws must be abolished to ensure the right for […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention’s 7 Lessons for the FCGH

By Eric A. Friedman

The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention’s 7 Lessons for the FCGH

By Eric A. Friedman

The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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