The Health and Human Rights Law Project at UCLA School of Law seeks to improve global health by using a framework grounded in international human rights law. Through multi-disciplinary research, training and mentorship, the Project aims to examine the relationship between health and human rights and to foster the next generation of leaders working in this area. With an emphasis on sexuality, gender and HIV/AIDS, the Project focuses on health issues around which rights-claiming has particular salience. Our work is detailed in the Projects section.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care. . .
~ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
State parties “recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.”
~ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
[T]he enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.
~ Constitution of the World Health Organization