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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Standard of Living, Promotion of

Chris Maina Peter

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

Subject(s):
Right to adequate standard of living — Right to housing — Right to food — Right to social security — Women, rights — Children, rights — International economic law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The right to life is the most basic of all rights to which the individual is entitled (Life, Right to, International Protection). However, it is not sufficient that the mere physical existence is guaranteed. Life should be of high quality in order to be worth living. This makes the promotion of the standard of living one of the prime duties of both the international community and the State at municipal level.2 Different people all over the world have different lifestyles due to their backgrounds and cultures. Therefore, the question of whether a particular...
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