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Health and Human Rights

Basic International Documents, Third Edition

Edited by Stephen P. Marks

ISBN 9780674073326

Publication date: 02/25/2013

The collection of materials in this latest edition of Health and Human Rights: Basic International Documents has been updated and expanded from the first two editions to provide the practitioner, scholar, and advocate with access to the most basic instruments of international law and policy that express the values of human rights for advancing health. The topics covered include professional ethics; research and experimentation; bioethics and biotechnology; the right to health; the right to life; freedom from torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; the right to an adequate standard of living; women and reproductive health; children; persons with disabilities; the rights of other vulnerable groups; infectious diseases; business, trade, and intellectual property; non-communicable diseases; the right to a clean environment; and sustainable development. This book will be an indispensable reference for everyone working at the intersection of health and human rights.


  • Stephen P. Marks is François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights and Director of the Program on Human Rights in Development in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Book Details

  • 568 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health