Health and Human Rights

By Therese Murphy

This book bolsters the burgeoning discourse of health and human rights. In so doing, it charts the history of the linkage between the two. The book also pinpoints the sense of imperative that surrounds this relationship and, more importantly, identifies a series of threats or challenges to the attempts to link health and human rights. Among other things, it asks: Is bioethics pushing human rights aside? Is conflict between risk and rights inevitable in infectious disease control? Is human dignity a threat to human rights? Is reproductive choice a bad argument in the context of reproductive technologies? Is it sensible for human rights to make use of indicators, benchmarks and impact assessments? Is trade a danger to human health and also to human rights? This book will be of great interest to students of human rights and health law, and to scholars and policy-makers in these areas. (Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective - Vol. 18)


258 pages

Publication Date: 8/2/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841138046