Realizing the Right to Health - International Symposium and Book Launch. Enjoyment of health is a fundamental human right, often taken for granted. Yet, for huge numbers of people around the world, this right is not a reality. Indeed, some areas lack the political will and infrastructure to guarantee the right to health. These and other issues form the substance of Realizing the Right to Health, a recently published book edited by Andrew Clapham and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson.