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Cullet, Philippe (2023) 'Regulating the Global Antimicrobial Commons: Climate Agreements and Beyond.' Health Care Analysis, 31 (1). pp. 47-52.

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A treaty to regulate the global antimicrobial commons can be appropriately framed around the model provided by multilateral environmental agreements. At the same time, it is not clear that a comprehensive treaty is the only possible entry point and other options, such as an agreement on technology transfer or funding may be apt starting points. Any legal instrument adopted to regulate the global antimicrobial commons needs to reflect the global South-North dichotomy and integrate the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. Further, it would need to go beyond environmental instruments that have been structured around the sovereign interests of negotiating states even when dealing with issues of global concern, such as climate change. The proposed legal instrument would also need to be based not just on the precautionary principle as a marker of the necessity to address the negative environmental and health impacts, but also be based on the interests of patients and integrate concerns raised in terms of the human right to health.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: International law, Environment, AMR, Climate change, Equity, Precautionary principle, Common but differentiated responsibilities
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
School Research Centres > Law, Environment and Development Centre
ISSN: 10653058
Copyright Statement: This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use (, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections.
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 14:07
Related URLs: https://link.sp ... 728-023-00454-y (Publisher URL)

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