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Friday, February 14, 2014

Global Health and Human Rights Database


The Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database.  This free resource provides access to case law, national constitutions, and international instruments regarding the right to health and other health-related rights from over 80 countries.  It also includes plain language summaries of case law as well as 200 English translations of case law that were previously not available in English.

All resources can be accessed via a full-text search.  However, browsing options are available as well.  For case law judgments, you can also browse for materials by county, by topic (such as health systems and financing or mental health), or by specific human right (such as right to health or right to life).  For constitutions, you can sort by region (such as Africa or Europe) or by specific human rights.  Finally, for international instruments, you can sort by region or by legal status (such as legally binding or non-binding). 

For more information about the database, see the About page.

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