Florian Kastler holds a doctorate in public law from Paris Descartes University, affiliated with the Law and Health Institute. Between 2012 and 2016, he completed his thesis, under the co-supervision of Professors David Noguéro and Didier Tabuteau, on "The normative role of the World Health Organization (WHO)" in collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel under the direction of Professor Dominique Sprumont.
He teaches the class Global Health Law & Regulations in the Public Affairs Master of Sciences Po and in Administrative Law at Paris Descartes University, after having taught the law of fundamental freedoms and constitutional law. He is also involved in the Master of Public Health Law of the University of Neuchâtel and the Master of Public Health (MPH) of the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health (EHESP).
After completing a Master's degree in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, he spent a summer as a visiting scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law in the summer of 2013. He is also a quarterly author in Les Tribunes de la Santé of Sciences Po and has written several articles on his research topic in various journals or books.
He is interested in the normative role that WHO plays, must play or can play in national health systems. In particular, he seeks to identify the legitimacy, authority and need for WHO to intervene and integrate into health policies through analysis of the development, use and effects of standard in international health law. In this context, he is involved in a research project with the Chair on the Normative Influence of the World Health Organization.
He is currently working at the General Directorate of Health of the French Ministry of Health. He is in charge of the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products as well as international issues within the Health Products Directorate.
This content has been updated on 7 April 2018 at 10 h 10 min.