In October 2013, the Lawyers
Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at
Georgetown University officially launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database.
This is the first-ever free database dedicated to health and human rights law.
It features case law and other documents from more than 80 countries, including
both common and civil law jurisdictions. It also provides 500 summaries and 200
translations of case law previously unavailable in English.
Rationale for the Database
In recent decades the right to health and other health-related rights have featured in a number of cases decided by
national courts and international human rights bodies. This
has produced a significant body of jurisprudence on the scope and content of
the state’s ...