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Introduction To Part 2

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The right to health is a universal entitlement, based on the dignity and integrity of all individuals. This is the introductory chapter of Part Two, which describes key aspects of Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) General Comment 14 that have important implications for monitoring the right to health. Part Two also draws on other sources that add meaning and content to specific aspects of the international right to health. These include health-related provisions of the Children's Convention (CRC) as well as relevant General Comments and Recommendations adopted by the monitoring committees of the Women's Convention and the CRC, which add an extra dimension of detail concerning the health rights of children, adolescents and women. Part Two describes what government obligations arising from the right to health consist of and what constitutes their violation. It reviews the role that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have to play in monitoring.

Keywords: CESCR; Children's Convention (CRC); government obligations; non-governmental organization (NGO); right to health



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