COMPLETED STEP 2 – WHICH HUMAN RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED?
Five human rights have been found relevant to the issue identiﬁed during Step 1. For each of these rights details have been added to specify how it is relevant.
|Right to health||People in rural Mashegu face ﬁnancial barriers in accessing healthcare
The hospital is too far away
The negative attitude of health workers makes people feel unwelcome
|Right to information||People in rural Mashegu lack information about health services|
|Right to privacy||Not directly relevant in this case|
|Right to liberty||Not directly relevant in this case|
|Freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment||People are denied treatment because they cannot afford user fees|
|Freedom from discrimination||People suffer from discrimination based on their socio-economic status|
|Right to participation||People were not consulted when the “user fee” policy was formulated, though they are the ones that are directly affected|
This example was provided by Dr Igboekwu Chukwumuanya. See here for a description of the case.