Table 2: TB and the Right to Life

Examples of Human Rights Violations

  • Institutionalized persons face a disproportionate risk of TB infection, disease and death.
Human Rights Standards Treaty Body Interpretation
ICCPR 6(1) Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life. HRC: Expressing concern to Georgia at the “the still very large number of deaths of detainees in police stations and prisons, including suicides and deaths from tuberculosis” and urging the State to “ensure that every case of death in detention is promptly investigated by an independent agency.” CCPR/CO/74/GEO (2002)