The Right to Health: Central Concepts

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Th is chapter introduces the central concepts underpinning the right to health.
Firstly, it describes the genesis of the international right to health, starting
with the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO). Secondly, it
introduces key elements of states ’ legal obligations for the right to health, as
developed by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Th irdly, it discusses how the right to health embraces a broad range of issues,
including the determinants of health, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Fourthly, it introduces controversies associated with the right to health, including
matters such as interpretation, justiciability and responsibility for the realisation
of the right.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and Human Rights : Global and European Perspectives
PublisherIntersentia
Publication date18 Apr 2022
Edition2nd
Pages23-51
Chapter3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2022

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