Expert Meeting: A human rights approach to non-communicable diseases

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On 22 September 2015, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), in collaboration with Global Health Law Groningen and the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Working Group of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, convened a meeting of experts in international law and global health law. The experts reviewed how international human rights law can contribute to the global response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and discussed whether new sources of legal obligation were needed. The issues were examined with reference to obesity, diabetes and unhealthy diets, however the conclusions of the meeting contain lessons for all NCDs.
Period22 Sep 2015
Event typeOther
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • human rights law
  • non-communicable diseases
  • right to health