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Healthcare and Human Rights


Module description

The module provides an introduction to the relationship between health and human rights. It ranges over theoretical approaches and concrete issues relating to the realisation of human rights in the context of domestic and international health policies. We will distinguish the normative framework of international human rights standards from non-formalistic commitments to social justice, bioethics and morality. The module examines the effectiveness of the law in promoting health rights in varying contexts and will allow you to acquire an understanding of the social, economic, cultural, legal and political processes by which human rights inform health policies.

Indicative Module Content

  • The Human Right To Health
  • Health, Human Rights and International Law
  • Rights, Justice and Access to Healthcare
  • HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
  • Reproductive Health and Human Rights 
  • Bioethics and Human Rights 
  • Genetics and Human Rights 
  • Rights and End of Life Care