Background Paper: Attention to Human Rights in Global Policies and Strategies Relevant to Non-Communicable Diseases

Key Messages:

  • The global policy environment relevant to NCDs comprises a range of different types of documents, with different legal and political weight, and with inconsistent attention to human rights.
  • In these documents, rhetorical statements regarding human rights appear more often than actionable statements, thus limiting their operational potential.
  • Sometimes the language of human rights is invoked but lacks legal grounding.

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Details:

Authors: Program on Global Health and Human Rights, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California
Published By: Program on Global Health and Human Rights, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California
Date: May 30, 2013 – June 1, 2013
Publication PDF: Attention to Human Rights in Global Policies and Strategies Relevant to Non Communicable Diseases