There are numerous other issues that provide legal or political precedent that can be applied to tobacco and human rights.


  • Juliana v. U.S.

    2015 – Federal civil case brought by children against the government of the United States in order to protect their right to a healthy environment Read more…

  • Cleaning Up the Mess: Children's Rights and Environmental Protection

    A report discussing how the Committee on the Rights of the Child can tae action to help protect the environmental human rights of children Read more…

United Nations

  • Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

    2013 – The NCD GAP includes a human rights based approach to addressing NCDs. There are several references to human rights and the right to health throughout the document. Read it here.

  • Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

    2018 – The final document of the UN high level meeting on NCD’s contains several references to human rights, including a reference to the right to health in section 3. Read it here.