Highest attainable standard of health is a human rightBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.468287.3A (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:917
- Peter Hall, chair, Doctors for Human Rights
- Pasque Hospice, Luton LU3 3NT
Since my editorial explaining how the denial of failed asylum seekers' access to free hospital care violates their fundamental human rights was published, there has been a deafening silence from the BMA.1 Yet the BMA has a proud record of promoting human rights—its website claims that “Action by medical associations ... to ensure that resources [reach] the most vulnerable populations, …
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