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Health

 

International Instruments:

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
    • Article 12  (1) The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
    • Article 12  (2) he steps to be taken by the States Parties to the present Covenant to achieve the full realization of this right shall include those necessary for: (a) The provision for the reduction of the stillbirth-rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child; (b) The improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial hygiene; (c) The prevention, treatment and control of epidemic, endemic, occupational and other diseases; (d) The creation of conditions which would assure to all medical service and medical attention in the event of sickness.

 

Monitoring mechanisms:

  • Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

 

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