February 3, 2014
WHO “A Human Rights Based Approach”
• A HRBA tackles issues at the heart of development problems such as analyzing
inequalities, discriminatory practices, and unjust power relations.
o Civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights provide a guiding framework
for development plans, policies, and processes.
• Key elements of HRBA;
o Aims at realizing the right to health and other health-related human rights.
o Health policy making to be guided by human rights standards
o Elimination of discrimination
o Gender mainstreaming
• UN Common Understanding on a HRBA;
o Goal; further advance the realization of the right to health and other health-
related human rights
Policies and plans need to systematically integrate and further these
rights in order to be realized.
Included in several core treaties and national constitutions, suc