What do you mean, I have a right to health? Participatory action research on health and human rights

Jann Abdulkadir, Amal Azzudin, Alan Buick, Lisa Curtice, Mhurai Dzingisai, Duncan Easton, Claire Frew, Jenn Glinski, Derek Holliday, Lee Knifton, Douglas McLaughlin, Neil Quinn, David Ramsay

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Abstract

What does the right to health mean to people who face inequalities and may struggle to access support? This is a pressing issue in Scotland where there is a national commitment to human rights, but where deep seated health inequalities are a major public health concern. The right to the highest attainable standard of health is recognised within the European Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and should be equally available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality to everyone.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyInternational Public Policy Institute
Number of pages145
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Public Policy Institute Policy Brief
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde

Keywords

  • health care
  • right to health
  • homeless people
  • asylum seekers
  • refugees
  • human rights

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    Abdulkadir, J., Azzudin, A., Buick, A., Curtice, L., Dzingisai, M., Easton, D., ... Ramsay, D. (2016). What do you mean, I have a right to health? Participatory action research on health and human rights. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.