2009 Other Health-related issues

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Recommendation #21 par. 16 (2009)

Text of the recommendation

16. (e) The way in which rights are implemented may also have an impact on cultural life and cultural diversity. The Committee wishes to stress in this regard the need to take into account, as far as possible, cultural values attached to, inter alia, food and food consumption, the use of water, the way health and education services are provided and the way housing is designed and constructed.

Year 2009
Topic Other Health-related issues
Document Type General Recommendations
Country N/A
Policy Area N/A
Human Rights Comiteee CESCR
Human Rights Right to adequate food and nutrition Right to adequate standard of living


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General comment No. 21 - Right of everyone to take part in cultural life, E/C.12/GC/21, (2009). Par. 16; e). Available at: http://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuW1a0Szab0oXTdImnsJZZVQc5ReG9hKvddWC2ML5U76E63nT%2beY%2btmSVIRS0ynN0q4EDmpjJye7rC1DxEtC%2fGxx7WLBcmnxGwpWSXy0fmnHDS