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Author Organization, World Health

Title 25 questions and answers on health and human rights : Health and Human Rights Publication Series no. 1
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2002


Description 1 online resource (36 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Section 1: Health and Human Rights Norms and Standards; Q.1 What are human rights?; Q.2 How are human rights enshrined in international law?; Q.3 What is the link between health and human rights?; Q.4 What is meant by ""the right to health""?; Q.5 How does the principle of freedom from discrimination relate to health?; Q.6 What international human rights instruments set out governmental commitments?; Q.7 What international monitoring mechanisms exist for human rights?
Q.8 How can poor countries with resource limitations be held to the same human rights standards as rich countries?Q.9 Is there, under human rights law, an obligation of international cooperation?; Q.10 What are governmental human rights obligations in relation to other actors in society?; Section 2: Integrating Human Rights in Health; Q.11 What is meant by a rights-based approach to health?; Q.12. What is the value-added of human rights in public health?; Q.13. What happens if the protection of public health necessitates the restriction of certain human rights?
Q.14 What implications could human rights have for evidence-based health information?Q.15 How can human rights support work to strengthen health systems?; Q.16 What is the relationship between health legislation and human rights law?; Q.17 How do human rights apply to situational analyses of health in countries?; Section 3: Health and Human Rights in a Broader Context; Q.18 How do ethics relate to human rights?; Q.19 How do human rights principles relate to equity?; Q.20 How do health and human rights principles apply to poverty reduction?
Q.21 How does globalization affect the promotion and protection of human rights?Q.22 How does international human rights law influence international trade law?; Q.23 What is meant by a rights-based approach to development?; Q.24 How do human rights law, refugee law and humanitarian law interact with the provision of health assistance?; Q.25 How does human rights relate to health development work in countries?; Annex I: Legal Instruments; Annex II: United Nations Human Rights Organizational Structure
Summary To acknowledge and spell out the linkages between health and human rights, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published 25 Questions and Answers on Health and Human Rights. This is the first compilation of answers to key questions in an area which lately has received added focus and attention. The booklet is intended as a practical guide to assist governments and others concerned in developing a human rights approach to public health work. The publication reflects the most current developments and trends in health and human rights. It discusses a number of issues related to the HIV/AIDS
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Subject Human rights.
Public health.
Social control.
Medical care.
Medical personnel.
Social sciences.
Social Control, Formal
Environment and Public Health
Population Characteristics
Delivery of Health Care
Health Occupations
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Social Sciences
Disciplines and Occupations
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Public Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Human Rights
public health.
social sciences.
Human rights.
Public health.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789240680012