Exigibilidad del derecho a la salud (“Demanding the Right to Health”)

Jul 24, 2011

Exigibilidad del derecho a la salud ("Demanding the Right to Health")

This article (in Spanish), discusses an attempt to use legal action to gain the right to health. Toward the end of 2000 CDES, a nongovernmental organization based in Ecuador, started a lawsuit before the Interamerican Court to demand the fulfillment of the right to health. The case was based on the fact that despite the increase of the health budget for 1999, this increment was less than the previous year, which goes against the progressive realization of human rights and the principle of allocating the maximum of available resources for the fulfillment of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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