Article 24 : the right to health /
by Asbjørn Eide and Wenche Barth Eide.
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Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006.
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viii, 51 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9004147330, 9789004147331
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Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006.
isbn
9004147330
9789004147331
contents note
Chapter One. Introduction -- Chapter Two. Comparison with other International Human Rights Provisions -- Chapter Three. The Scope of Article 24 -- 1. Article 24 (1) -- 1.1 'States Parties recognize the right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health ... ' -- 1.2 ' ... and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health' -- 1.3 'States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services' -- 2. Article 24 (2): 'States Parties shall pursue the full implementation of this right and shall take appropriate measures' -- 2.1 Article 24 (2)(a): 'To diminish infant and child mortality' -- 2.2 Article 24 (2)(b): 'Ensure the provision of necessary medical assistance and health care to all children, with emphasis on the development of primary health care' -- 2.3 Article 24 (2)(c): 'Combat disease and malnutrition, including within the framework of primary health care, through, inter alia, the application of readily available technology and through the provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking water, taking into consideration the dangers and risks of environmental pollution' -- 2.4 Article 24 (2)(d): 'Ensure pre- and post-natal health care for expectant mothers' -- 2.5 Article 24 (2)(e): 'To ensure that all segments of society, in particular parents and children, are informed, have access to education and are supported in the use of basic knowledge of child health and nutrition, the advantages of breastfeeding, hygiene and environmental sanitation and the prevention of accidents' -- 2.6 Article 24 (2)(f): 'develop preventive health care, guidance for parents, and family planning education and services' -- 3. Article 24 (3): 'States Parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children' -- 4. Article 24 (4): 'States Parties undertake to promote and undertake international cooperation with a view to achieving progressively the full realisation of the right recognized in this Article. In this respect, particular account shall be taken of the needs of developing countries'.
abstract
"This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, dealing with the right to health. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two optional protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children's rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers."--Jacket.
language note
Text of Article 24 in English and French.
catalogue key
11254608
 
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Long Description
This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children's rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.
Main Description
This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children s rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Comparison with other international rights provisionsp. 3
The scope of Article 24p. 9
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