The Challenges of the Right to Health: A Brief Analysis
Health is a fundamental human right because it constitutes an indispensable and essential part of individuals’ basic capabilities which allows individuals to pursue their own good ends of the life as a free and equal member of the society. However, challenges, including the unclear theoretical framework and cultural absolutism, have been raised since the right to health first appeared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The vague definition and the broad contents of the right to health also have prevented it from being an enforceable and monitorable human right. This paper briefly reviews these challenges and tries to propose possible solutions.