Essay on The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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Although in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and International
Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) there is a combination of human rights, there are particular articles that address health-related rights that everyone is entitled to. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights frames the health-related rights of people through social conditions in which would ensure the well-being of that person. Health is influenced through social determinants and Article 25 addresses the human rights of having a good social condition to grow and live in. By looking at the social conditions of a person, one can guess that person’s health condition. Social conditions place people in a certain circumstance that affects their health: physically, mentally, and emotionally. For example, if both parents are unemployed, there is no source of income coming into the home that means that the children may not be getting the right nutrition they need. Unemployment would also stress and affect the parent’s mental and emotional health, as well as the children’s. By having a house to go home to, by having food on the table, by having access to medical care, there is less concern about how they are going to get by. Although social conditions does not fully determine the health of people, it gives a good idea of how health is affected. A right that a person has is the right to health. Thus, article 25 address human rights to health through social…

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