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Human Rights in Global HealthRights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World$
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Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190672676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190672676.001.0001

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Governance for Global Health and Human Rights in a Populist Age

(p.573) Afterword
Human Rights in Global Health

Benjamin Mason Meier

Lawrence O. Gostin

Oxford University Press

Out of the ashes of the Second World War, institutions of global health and human rights have brought the world together in unprecedented cooperation over the past seventy years, giving rise to the successes and opportunities detailed throughout this volume; however, the current populist age casts new doubts on many of these governance successes and raises debilitating obstacles to future progress. In challenging the shared goals of global governance in responding to a globalizing world, populism—abetted by the resurgent horrors of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia—seeks to retrench nations inward, with rising nationalist movements directly threatening global institutions and spurring isolationism in international affairs. Such retrenchment could lead to a rejection of both global governance and human rights as a basis for health advancement in the years to come....

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