Center for Law and Health Welcomes Faculty Fellow from Turkey
The Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis is hosting Professor Halit Yilmaz from the law faculty at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey . Professor Yilmaz will be a visiting fellow at the Hall Center during the 2008-09 academic year.
His main areas of interest are administrative law, mass communication law, urban planning and general theory of law. Professor Yilmaz is planning to work on articles on the international human right to health and the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
Professor Yilmaz says, "The topic of health care in Turkey, with relation to a right to health and from an administrative law perspective, requires immediate attention of scholars and thorough study, particularly because of the ongoing transformation of the health care system…There is an urgent need for studies of the topic in details and different dimensions. I believe that linking the general principles of administration and regulation with the requisites of protecting the right to health is of particular importance. At this point, studying the general principles of the right to health, and the comparable experiences under other modern legal systems will be essential for my book project."