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13 Article 11: The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

From: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jacqueline Mowbray

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 March 2023

Right to food — Water — Right to housing — Right to adequate standard of living — Jurisdiction of states, enforcement — Development
The scope of Article 11 is immense. It could, in fact, have been even broader, given that initial drafts of the Article drew directly from Article 25(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which included the rights to health and social security in its coverage: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or...
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