Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Human Rights

Learning Objectives

This module seeks to enable you to accomplish the following:

  • Understand what human rights are, where they come from, and their importance to public health in theory and practice;
  • Identify key actors and institutions in the field of human rights at the local, national and international levels;
  • Learn some key instruments and provisions of human rights law and other human rights ideas relevant to public health; and
  • Apply some human rights principles to public health problems.