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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. (KAR id:66268)


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 and public administration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Toni Haastrup
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2018 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:53 UTC
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