A single defining question perennially intrigues scholars and practitioners interested in public heath: To what extent should human rights be limited to protect the community's health and safety? This Commentary explains, firstly, why this question is imprecise; secondly, how the human rights approach applies to public health emergencies; and finally what safeguards society can adopt to protect the public's health while respecting the rights of individuals and groups.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy