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The human right to adequate housing: a tool for promoting and protecting individual and community health


, : The human right to adequate housing: a tool for promoting and protecting individual and community health. American Journal of Public Health 92(5): 712-715

The human right to adequate housing is enshrined in international law. The right to adequate housing can be traced to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was unanimously adopted by the world community in 1948. Since that time, the right to adequate housing has been reaffirmed on numerous occasions and further defined and elaborated. A key component of this right is habitability of housing, which should comply with health and safety standards. Therefore, the right to adequate housing provides an additional tool for advocates and others interested in promoting healthful housing and living conditions and thereby protecting individual and community health.

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PMID: 11988432

DOI: 10.2105/ajph.92.5.712


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