Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 25 (1). 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 other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  • Human rights

Article 29 (2). In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
  • Proportionality of sentencing

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See further International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (art 12), Convention on the Rights of the Child (art 24), Constitution of the World Health Organization (Preamble), and various reports/recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health.

Aspects of the UDHR are recognised to represent customary international law.