Towards an Improved Understanding of the International Human Right to Health

  title={Towards an Improved Understanding of the International Human Right to Health},
  author={Brigit Toebes},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={661 - 679}
  • B. Toebes
  • Published 20 October 1999
  • Political Science
  • Human Rights Quarterly
The international human right to health as one of the economic, social and cultural rights is firmly embedded in existing human rights instruments. There is, however, little understanding of the contents and significance of this specific right. What exactly are individuals entitled to on the basis of the right to health and what are the resulting obligations on the part of the States? To what extent is this right susceptible to judicial review? This paper aims to contribute to an improved… 

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