The Human Right to Health and the Privatisation of Irish Health Care
University of Leicester
Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 76, 2005
This article considers the human rights implications of government moves to introduce greater private for profit involvement in the Irish health care system. It is argued that such a policy development is likely to conflict the states international human rights obligations, in particular the right to health under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as greater privatisation tends towards the availability of access to health care on a discriminatory manner. Furthermore, such a move may also be considered retrogressive from the perspective of international human rights law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: health care, human rights, Ireland, privatisation, right to health, socio-economic rightsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 10, 2010
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