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Economic and social rights and the right to health

Harvard Law School. Human Rights Program

Economic and social rights and the right to health

an interdisciplinary discussion held at Harvard Law School in September, 1993

by Harvard Law School. Human Rights Program

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Published by Harvard Law School Human Rights Program in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical care, Cost of.,
  • Public health.,
  • Right to health care.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-56).

    Statementorganized by the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health.
    ContributionsHarvard Law School. Human Rights Program., François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA410 .5.E236 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 56 p. ;
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL864819M
    ISBN 101879875047
    LC Control Number95148737
    OCLC/WorldCa32114395

    – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment No. 14 er on the right to health and human rights, an introduction to human rights-based approaches to policy and programming, an introduction to human rights mechanisms, and general resources on health and human rights. The other nine chapters each focus on a different. Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)13 to carry Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 11 Ibid. para. 3. 12 General Comm Therighttowater(articles 11 and 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), E/C//11, 20 January 13 ECOSOC Resolution /17 of 28 May 8 Ibid. para. 9 Ibid.

    Committee on Economic, social and Cultural Rights (CEsCR) CESCR is the treaty body that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by the States parties to the Covenant. It is the supervisory body of the ICESCR which was created by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Although human rights related to health have been typically viewed as part of economic, social, and cultural rights, they are indivisible and interconnected with all other rights. The World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health linked health to human rights by identifying the structural patterns of.

    the right to health in human rights law. In particular, the manner in which international human rights law has evolved since World War II to include economic and social rights is discussed. Provi-sions on the right to health in the main human rights instru-ments are . She explicitly connects social justice with a focus on how a capabilities approach can lead to combating poverty and social, economic and political exclusions. These arguments have become increasingly influential and also connected to rights-based approaches, although the use of a capabilities approach, within social justice frameworks, has.


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