Is access to essential medicines as part of the fulfilment of the right to health enforceable through the courts?

@article{Hogerzeil2006IsAT,
  title={Is access to essential medicines as part of the fulfilment of the right to health enforceable through the courts?},
  author={Hans V Hogerzeil and M{\'e}lanie Samson and Jaume Vidal Casanovas and Ladan Rahmani-Ocora},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368 9532},
  pages={305-11}
}
BACKGROUND Most countries in the world have become States parties to one or more international human rights treaties, thus creating an obligation by the State to its people towards the realisation of the right to health, which includes access to essential medicines. But whether such access is enforceable in practice is unknown. METHODS We did a systematic search to identify completed court cases in low-income and middle-income countries in which individuals or groups had claimed access to… CONTINUE READING

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