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The Plague in Modern Times and the Role of Law

Arthur Chaslot

The aim of this paper is to analyze and understand the role of law with regard to the plague in modern times with an international perspective. The paper will proceed by giving an overview of the different relevant legal regulations, studying the most recent significant cases of the plague, and considering how international law has dealt with them. Finally, this paper will attempt to address if the current international law system would be efficient in addressing the potential of massive plague outbreak and how it would be possible to improve it.

Published Online: 2012-3-7

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