Transitional Health Justice

Himani Bhakuni, Lucas Miotto

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In the past few years, health and human rights scholars have stressed upon the need for rebuilding or reforming our health systems to make them both more resilient to health emergencies and less prone to nurturing inequalities. Discussions about health reform often centre on the ends of reform: the kind of health systems that should be built and the demands of justice that they should be able to satisfy once reformed. However, little has been said about the demands of justice in or during health reforms. This chapter intends to start that discussion. Borrowing from the literature on transitional justice, we argue that an analogous problem of transitional justice exists in the context of health. We outline some of the key elements of transitional health justice, including some of its key demands, practices, and corresponding institutional framework. We conclude by highlighting an important relationship between transitional health justice and transitional justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJustice in Global Health
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives and Current Issues
EditorsHimani Bhakuni, Lucas Miotto
ISBN (Electronic)9781003399933
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Oct 2023

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  • Justice
  • Global Health
  • Equity

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