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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child and its chapters. Article 24 sets out the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. The main content of Article 24 is an elaboration of measures that States Parties should take to implement their obligations under the CRC. While Article 24 deals with the health-related rights of the child, it corresponds closely to Article 12 of the CESCR, which sets out health-related rights for everyone, adults and children alike. The document entitled 'A World Fit for children' provided as recommendation to the article 24 reviews the progress made in the 12 years since the World Summit for Children held in 1990, and contains a plan of action where a healthy life for children constitutes the first of four broad issue areas.

Keywords: article 24; CESCR; CRC; United Nations Convention



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