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Current Research Issues in Regarding Health as a Fundamental Human Right

9 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2017  

Olga Sovová

Charles University in Prague - Law Faculty

Date Written: October 1, 2017

Abstract

Health is considered a fundamental human right that is the basis for the exercise of other human rights and is essential for a dignified life. An effective system of health care provision is a crucial institution within a society, one which carries the same significance as the justice and democratic political system. The paper examines the right to health as a basic human right and points out, that the topical issues are resolved by legal practice and case-law, but not by the doctrine. The right to health concerns not only the provision of health care, but also the human right when seeking health services not to become a mere faceless object within a system administered by the state or by other authorities. The paper explores the right to health as a fundamental human entitlement, the specific character of which is determined by the boundaries of the legal regulations and interpretations of all fundamental human rights, together with economic and cultural rights.

Keywords: fundamental human rights; right to health; public law; health care; medical law

Suggested Citation

Sovová, Olga, Current Research Issues in Regarding Health as a Fundamental Human Right (October 1, 2017). Charles University in Prague Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017/III/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3046484

Olga Sovová (Contact Author)

Charles University in Prague - Law Faculty ( email )

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Praha, 11640
Czech Republic

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