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Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs as a Component of the Right to Health in International Law: Examining the Application of the Right in Nigerian Jurisprudence

African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2007

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last revised: 17 Feb 2014

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD)

Abstract

Nigeria has a significant number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Access to antiretroviral drugs is important to improve their health and quality of life. This paper examines access to antiretroviral drugs as a component of the right to health in international law. It locates the right of health, its scope, and content in international human rights instruments and attempts to draw the connections and linkages of access to antiretroviral drugs to the right to health. It then examines the interpretation of the right to health in the broader context of socio-economic rights in Nigerian jurisprudence.

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Onyemelukwe, Cheluchi, Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs as a Component of the Right to Health in International Law: Examining the Application of the Right in Nigerian Jurisprudence. African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1098142

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe (Contact Author)

Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) ( email )

Nigeria

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