D.K. Moshnikov

Development of International Law Regulations of Combating Spread of Infectious Diseases

2021. No. 1. P. 198–217 [issue contents]
Infectious diseases are a significant danger for every country in the world. Active spread ofcoronavirus (COVID-19) today is another striking example of the issue. States have longbeen making joint efforts to achieve effective results in combating infectious diseasesthrough the adoption legal and various other measures. The paper gains an insight in the theoretical issue of the key developments that occurred in the field of study throughouthistory. It improves understanding of importance of main goals that states pursued whiledeveloping international law. In order to achieve such results, the main international legaldocuments adopted throughout history in this area, and their contents are analyzed.Throughout history three main historical phases identified. Two very opposite approacheson combating infectious diseases were found by the author in legal documents. Theanalysis indicates that currently international cooperation, the involvement of states injoint activities to combat diseases in the framework of international organizations hasincreased. However, highly criticized approach based on Westphalian principles is stillunderlines international regulations on combating infectious diseases. The methodsemployed in the paper include inductive and deductive analyses, as well as historical andteleological method. The work is the starting point for further research in this area.
For citation: Moshnikov D.K. (2021) Development of International Legal Regulations of Combating Spread of Infectious Diseases. Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki, no 1, pp. 198–217 (in Russian) DOI: 10.17323/2072-8166.2021.1.198.217
Citation: Moshnikov D. (2021) Stanovlenie i razvitie mezhdunarodno-pravovogo protivodeystviya infektsionnym zabolevaniyam [Development of International Law Regulations of Combating Spread of Infectious Diseases]. Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki, no 1, pp. 198-217 (in Russian)
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