When terrorism threatens health: How far are limitations on human rights justified

Lawrence O. Gostin

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-528
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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