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The Right To Health In The Constitutions Of Member States Of The World Health Organization South-East Asia Region
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This brief survey examines references to the right to health in the constitutions of the 11 Member States in the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR). The right to the highest attainable standard of health (referred to as the “right to health”) was first depicted in 1946 in the Constitution of the WHO, and has since been included in several international treaties and declarations. The most authoritative interpretation of the right to health is outlined in Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which has been ratified by 9 of the 11 SEAR Member States 1 . When a state subscribes to a treaty through ratification, accession or succession it has a legal obligation to take a number of steps to ensure that everyone under its jurisdiction can enjoy the rights set out in the treaty. Obligations to fulfill the right to health may also arise from national legislation.
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WHO ,   (2011 )
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Publication in English
Keywords:
HEALTH, RIGHT TO HEALTH, ECONOMIC RIGHTS, SOCIAL RIGHTS, CULTURAL RIGHTS, PUBLIC HEALTH, CONSTITUTIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HEALTH SERVICES, NUTRITION, FOOD, INTERNATIONAL LAW, WATER, SANITATION, MEDICINE, SOCIAL INSURANCE, SOCIAL SECURITY, HEALTH POLICY, SOCIAL WELFARE, COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, HOSPITALS, MATERNITY, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, FOOD SANITATION, EQUALITY, MEDICAL TREATMENT, QUALITY OF LIFE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HEALTH LEGISLATION, HEALTH POLICY, PUBLIC HEALTH LAWS
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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10.02.00  -  Comprehensive Health Services
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