Professor Laura Ferguson finalizes draft for submission to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Professor Laura Ferguson of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights met with the World Health Organization, Save the Children and other partner organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, to finalize a draft general comment on children’s right to health.

In early 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child decided a general comment on children’s right to health was required to better define the obligations of states and other actors in realizing this right. Following an expert consultation in January 2012, Professor Ferguson was asked to lead the process of drafting a research document to support the committee’s work. The draft will be submitted to the Committee on the Rights of the Child for its consideration, and a final version should be adopted in early 2013.