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Comparison With Other International Human Rights Provisions

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As a core concern in modern human rights, the right to health is recognized in numerous international instruments. Article 24 generally falls within the category of economic and social rights. The enjoyment by the child and its parents or guardians of economic and social rights, such as the right to food, housing, work, education, as well as civil and political rights, such as the right to life, to freedom of expression and information, and the application of general human rights principles of equality, non-discrimination and dignity, are preconditions for the effective enjoyment of the right to health. The obligation to fulfil (promote) the right to health requires States to undertake actions that create, maintain and restore the health of the population, including the children.

Keywords: article 24; economic rights; health; international instruments; modern human rights; social rights



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