The Obligation of States to Guarantee the Right to Enjoyment of Medical Health Care in the Light of International Law with a Glimpse to the Evolution Scheme of Health System in Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Law, Islamic Azad University of Maragheh

2 Assistant Professor of Law, Islamic Azad University of Tehran


Healthcare services form the part of the public health system in each country. These services must be accessible, available and economically affordable. Moreover, the protection, promotion and extension of health care are subjected to constructive prerequisites of health such as education, house, food and employment. In international law, states are obliged to use their maximum available resources for the purpose of developing health care services and providing all necessary coverage for all their people.  Ratification and execution of the “Evolution Scheme of Health System” in Iran is a step toward universal health coverage and the realization of the highest attainable standard of health. The main question of the present article is: what legal obligations have been provided in international law in the promotion and development of health care; and what is the “Evolution Scheme of Health System” ’s role in achieving to international health standards.   


Main Subjects