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Advancing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Medicines: Lessons Learned from the Constitutional Court of Peru

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Access to medicines and the right to health continues to be widely discussed in academic literature. United Nations human rights bodies have done much work to elaborate on the normative content of the right to health and the obligations of states to uphold this right, although translating this into...

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Published in: Health and Human Rights
ISSN: 1079-0969 2150-4113
Published: United States of America Harvard University Press 2022
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