2000 General Comment No.15 on the right health
Analysis of precedential value
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) provides an authoritative interpretation of article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
CESCR is composed of 18 independent experts that monitor the implementation of the Covenant. It is part of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a Secretariat body led by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. CESCR actively solicits the input of civil society organisations, nongovernmental organisations, and national human rights institutions.