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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law (3rd edn)

Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran, and David Harris
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date: 25 June 2022

p. 18610. Adequate standard of livinglocked

p. 18610. Adequate standard of livinglocked

  • Asbjørn Eide

Abstract

This chapter examines the right to an adequate standard of living and its components, namely, the rights to food, housing, and health. It is organized as follows. Section 2 analyses the meaning and key features of the right to an adequate standard of living. Section 3 examines the normative content of this right and its components, namely, the rights to food, housing, and health. Section 4 explores the difficulties and special obligations in ensuring the right to an adequate standard of living for particular groups of people. Section 5 addresses the relationship between the right to an adequate standard of living and other human rights. Section 6 examines the question of progressive implementation of this right. Section 7 addresses the justiciability of the right to an adequate standard of living and the need for international action in its implementation.

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