Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This project comprises four legal maps, each featuring laws in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Switzerland, capturing a detailed view of the implementation of Article 2 of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) IHR(2005), to prevent, protect against, control, and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease. The IHR(2005) is a binding instrument of international law for 194 WHO member states aimed at preventing, protecting, controlling, and responding to the international spread of disease.

The project was funded by the European office of the WHO and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (SFOPH) and conducted by the Institute of Health Law at the University of Neuchâtel in partnership with the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law, with in-country lawyers, as well as national and WHO subject matter experts.