2000 Tobacco control

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Recommendation #14 par. 51 (2000)

Text of the recommendation

51. Violations of the obligation to protect follow from the failure of a State to take all necessary measures to safeguard persons within their jurisdiction from infringements of the right to health by third parties. This category includes such omissions as the failure to regulate the activities of individuals, groups or corporations so as to prevent them from violating the right to health of others; the failure to protect consumers and workers from practices detrimental to health, e.g. by employers and manufacturers of medicines or food; the failure to discourage production, marketing and consumption of tobacco, narcotics and other harmful substances; (...)


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment No. 14 - The right to the highest attainable standard of health, E/C.12/2000/4, (2000). Par. 51. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2f2000%2f4&Lang=en