The Right to Health

A Multi-Country Study of Law, Policy and Practice

Editors: Toebes, B., Ferguson, R., Markovic, M.M., Nnamuchi, O. (Eds.)

  • Written by experts from more than ten different countries with each of them analyzing the right to health from his or her country’s or region’s perspective
  • Provides an interdisciplinary and comparative human rights analysis
  • Accommodates the increasing interest by the public health community in human rights and explains how the right to health can be implemented
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About this book

This interdisciplinary study engages with the fields of human rights law, health law, and public health. It analyses how the internationally guaranteed human ‘right to health’ is realized by States at a national level. It brings together scholars from more than ten different countries, with each of them analyzing the right to health in their country or region. They all focus on a particular theme that is important in their country, such as health inequalities, the Millennium Development Goals, or the privatization of healthcare. This book is relevant for scholars, practitioners and policy makers in the field of human rights law, health law, public health and the intersection between these three fields.

About the authors

Brigit Toebes is an Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow in international health law at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.  Rh​onda Ferguson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway. Milan M. Markovic is a fellow with the Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade and a legal advisor with Mental Disability Rights Initiative (DRI) in Belgrade, Serbia and a doctoral candidate at the University of Graz, Austria. Obiajulu Nnamuchi is Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nigeria and President/Chief Consultant, Centre for Health, Bioethics and Human Rights (CHBHR) Enugu, Nigeria.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Health and Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Deconstructing the Thorny Path to Success

    Nnamuchi, Obiajulu

    Pages 3-41

  • Ensuring the Realization of the Right to Health Through the African Union (AU) System: A Review of Its Normative, Policy and Institutional Frameworks

    Mosissa, Getahun A.

    Pages 43-93

  • Equality and the Right to Health: A Preliminary Assessment of China

    Qiu, Shengnan

    Pages 97-120

  • The Right to Health in Japan: Its Implications and Challenges

    Munesue, Tokuko

    Pages 121-132

  • Codification and Implementation of the ‘Right to Health’ in the Arab World

    Rawaf, Salman (et al.)

    Pages 135-163

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-014-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-013-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Right to Health
Book Subtitle
A Multi-Country Study of Law, Policy and Practice
Editors
  • Brigit Toebes
  • Rhonda Ferguson
  • Milan M. Markovic
  • Obiajulu Nnamuchi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-014-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-014-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-013-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 456
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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