What have Rights got to do with it? Evaluating ‘Human Rights’ as a practice within the Global Fund

Haastrup, Toni, Sekalala, Sharifah (2018) What have Rights got to do with it? Evaluating ‘Human Rights’ as a practice within the Global Fund. Global Health Governance, 12 (1). pp. 75-86. ISSN 1939-2389. E-ISSN 1939-2389.


In this article, we want to understand the relationship between states and global health financing organizations and how they seek to advance human rights in their grant programs. We therefore ask: to what extent can global financing institutions shape human rights practices at the domestic level? The article uses the case study of the GFATM’s experience of adopting human rights as an institutional norm and analyzes the implications for the institution’s new role as a human rights actor within states. In particular, we argue that the institutional design of the institution impacts on the ability of the GFATM to substantively enhance human rights agendas within local health governance contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: GFATM, sociological institutionalism, human rights, global health governance
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Toni Haastrup
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2018 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66268 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haastrup, Toni: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6374-1389
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