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The Right to Health in International Law

John Tobin


The link between health and human rights has been recognized for many years. But the increasing visibility of the right to health in international law has been a distinct feature in social and policy debates over the last decade. It has been embraced to varying degrees by actors within civil society, academics, health professionals, lawyers and courts in several jurisdictions, policy makers and international institutions, as a tool to address health inequalities at the local and global level in matters ranging from access to medicines and the availability of affordable health care services to ... More

Keywords: international law, human rights, health, right to health, theoretical foundations, meaning of health, international obligation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603299
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Tobin, author
Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, Australia