Our Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health - 2007

Our Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health is a fact sheet developed by IFHHRO together with the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex - the office of the former Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Paul Hunt.

This briefing aims to provide a very short, concise and accessible introduction to the right to the highest attainable standard of health.



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