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General Comment 14 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - the Right to Health

United Nations International Human Rights Instruments and Resources General Comments of UN Treaties United Nations 11 August 2000 Guidelines E/C.12/2000/4 human rights

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In 2000, the UN issued the General Comment No.14 "Right to Health" which expands upon Article 12 of the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The General comment explores the historical context of this right, further defining the meaning of an adequate health care system, detailing obligations of states and NGOs, defining violations, and discussing the basics of implementation.

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