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So many wrongs, what about the rights?

Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1525 Clifton Rd., Office 103F, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-3061, devan01@sph.emory.edu

The world is full of human wrongs, so what is so right about human rights? In this session participants will be given a primer on health and human rights. This will include a brief introduction to the international human rights system and the major international human rights documents that include the right to health. The pioneering work of Jonathan Mann is developing a theoretical base for health and human rights will be presented. Recent developments to the international system supporting the right to health, such as the appointment of a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and the development of principles for “rights based approaches” for health will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of this session participants will be able to

    Keywords: Human Rights,

    Presenting author's disclosure statement:

    Any relevant financial relationships? No

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