J. L. Med. & Ethics   |  February 1, 2011

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JLME SUPPLEMENT comes under law, shifting the debate from political aspiration to legal accountability. 1 Although states long remained unaccountable for health-related rights, as there was no recourse for violations, the mid-1990s saw a movement toward domestic legal enforcement. With this enforcement facilitated by the codification of international human rights standards in national constitutions and legislation, litigation emerged as a means to create rights-based accountability for disease prevention and health promotion.

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