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General Comment No. 14: The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health - UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Publication Date: 
August, 2000

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a legally binding interpretation of the human right to health, in a document generally referred to as General Comment 14. This document is the key source for advocates seeking to develop and apply human rights principles and standards to their own national, state or local context.

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