The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health (CDBIO) issued a report on Human Rights Based Approaches in Healthcare, prepared by Rumiana Yotova, Professor in International Law at the Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge. 

The report provides an overview of the international human rights standards applicable to health care. The focus of this report is on the relevance of human rights for health care and on how international human rights standards can inform domestic patients’ rights.

The report was prepared on the basis of the replies to the questionnaire on patients’ rights legislation, in the context of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan on Human Rights and Technologies in Biomedicine (2020-2025).

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