Article

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

Citation

Sekalala S & Haastrup T (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. https://blogs.shu.edu/ghg/2018/03/15/what-have-rights-got-to-do-with-it-evaluating-human-rights-as-a-practice-within-the-global-fund/

Abstract
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.

Keywords
GFATM; sociological institutionalism; human rights; global health governance

Journal
Global Health Governance: Volume 12, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Kent
Publication date31/03/2018
Publication date online15/03/2018
Date accepted by journal15/03/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29789
PublisherCenter for Global Health Studies
Publisher URLhttps://blogs.shu.edu/…the-global-fund/