Citizenship and the Human Right to Health

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The protection of health, like other public utilities, has shifted from a socialized or non-commercial field, into a complex public-private fusion. This chapter aims to determine what are the contemporary contours of the human right to health as a constitutive element of citizenship, first of all through the personal scope of this human right, and through its content and the institutions that realize it. To do so, this chapter analyses Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in detail. It appraises Thomas Pogge’s proposal that a global mechanism would improve global access to medicines. Particular attention is given to the critical element of the human right to health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Citizenship Studies
EditorsMaría Soledad García Cabeza, Thomas Faist
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781800880467
ISBN (Print)9781800880450
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2024

Publication series

SeriesPolitical Science and Public Policy


  • healthcare
  • social rights
  • human rights law
  • right to health
  • commercialization
  • neoliberalism


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