Center for Law and Health Bids Farewell to Faculty Fellow from Turkey
The Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis recently bid farewell to Professor Halit Yilmaz from the law faculty at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. Professor Yilmaz was a visiting fellow at the Hall Center during the 2008-09 academic year.
His main areas of interest were administrative law, mass communication law, urban planning and general theory of law. Professor Yilmaz worked on articles on the international human right to health and the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
Eleanor DeArman Kinney, the Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman Professor of Law and co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health, says, “Professor Yilmaz expanded the international scope of the Hall Center for Law and Health. His interests in pharmaceutical regulation and the international human right to health matched those of our own and we hope to work with Professor Yilmaz in the future. It was a pleasure to have him among us and we look forward to his work.”
Professor Yilmaz said, "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. Studying the general principles of the right to health, and the comparable experiences under other modern legal systems has been essential for my book project."