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51 Rev. BDI 138 (2018)
Improving the World Heath Organization's Normative Strategy with Respect to Global Health Goals: What Should We Aim for

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                                  REVUE BELGE DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL
                                  2018/1 Editions BRUYLANT, Bruxelles



                         Catherine REGIS*


                        Florian KASTLER**


      The World Health Organization (WHO) is in a unique position to provide
    guidance and leadership in improving national legal compliance with respect to
    norms outlining global health goals, due to its specific function as an international
    intergovernmental organization and its capacity to shape public international
    law. This paper presents the results of legal research based on a quantitative
    and qualitative data analysis conducted in two countries: Canada and France.
    The objective of this research is to study the impact of WHO's normative instru-
    ments (conventions, agreements, regulations, standards, and recommendations)
    on these two national legal systems. While various perspectives and multiple
    pieces of data are required in order to fully understand the impact of WHO on
    national legal compliance, the research presented in this article is a further step
    towards this complex goal. WHO should continue using the entire scope of its nor-
    mative function in developing its normative strategy to fully integrate national
    legal systems.

                                RE SUME

      L' Organisation mondiale de la sante (O.M.S.) est dans une position unique pour
    encourager la mise en ceuvre a l'6chelle nationale des normes contenant des objec-
    tifs de sant6 mondiale, et ce, en raison de son statut d'organisation internationale
    intergouvernementale et sa contribution a l'6laboration du droit international
    public. Cet article pr6sente les r6sultats d'une 6tude juridique fond6e sur une ana-
    lyse quantitative et qualitative de donn6es permettant d'explorer l'int6gration

  * Full professor of law at the University of Montreal, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and
Policy (chairesante.ca), co-director of the Health Hub  Politic, Organizations and Law (h-pod.ca).
  ** Research associate at the Health and Law Institute, Paris Descartes University and Associate
Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris.

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