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The Right to Health in International Law

John Tobin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

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 ... More


The Meaning of the Highest Attainable Standard of Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the meaning and scope of the interest in which the right to health is grounded, namely ‘the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’. This formulation does ... More


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