Melbourne Journal of International Law   |  June 9, 2013

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Over the past several decades, the right to health has gained greater visibility as a potential tool for improving health outcomes. A number of factors, including political developments and global threats to public health, have played an important role in fostering a strong interest within various sectors in understanding and utilising the right to health to promote the wellbeing of individuals and populations.[1] While the amount of scholarship on the right to health has grown over the years, John Tobin’s book The Right to Health in International Law stands as a valuable addition as it constitutes an ambitious, careful, critical and objective assessment of our current understanding of the international right to health and its implementation.

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