Law, Global Health, and Sustainable Development: The Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health

Belinda Bennett
Journal of Law and Medicine 2020, 27 (3): 505-512
In 2019 the Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health set out the important role that law can play in supporting global health. The Report sets out four legal determinants of health which address the role of law in supporting sustainable development; law's role in strengthening national and international governance; the importance of evidence-based public health laws; and the importance of building legal capacities for health. This Editorial provides an overview of the Report and its recommendations.

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