ABSTRACT Human rights is the most globalized political value and contentious current outlook, is now being widely criticized on the grounds that it is legal, individualistic and universal with assumptions being particularistic. The relative advantage by framing health as an entitlement rather than a commodity with attending problems and the possibilities of a rights approach in addressing health ethics issues are addressed in write up. Located within legal frameworks that focus on civil and political rights, more frequently being the current use is to challenge abuses of health by invoking social and economic rights, even though this places the right to health on slippery terrain that is not as internationally accepted as civil and political rights.
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