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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

International and human rights law are essential legal frameworks that address the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of individuals and nations. These legal domains are foundational for ensuring the dignity, well-being and protection of all people.

International law typically deals with the relationships between sovereign states and encompasses treaties, conventions, and agreements that establish the rules of conduct in the international arena. It covers various aspects, including diplomatic relations, trade, environmental conservation, and conflict resolution. Human rights law, a subset of international law, focuses on the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, or other characteristics.

International and human rights law in medicine establish guidelines ensuring universal access to healthcare without discrimination. They safeguard patients' rights to informed consent, privacy, and dignity during treatment. These laws promote ethical standards, address disparities, and ensure healthcare provision respects fundamental human rights globally, regardless of nationality or status.

Current LML Experts:

Rebecca Brown

Dr Stevie Martin

Dr Stephanie Palmer

Dr Rumiana Yotova

Georgia Michell

Jake Widjaya

Dr Isaac Weldon