The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

Author: Ben Saul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199640300
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Economic, social and cultural rights are finally coming of age. This book brings together all essential documents, materials, and case law relating to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) - one of the most important human rights instruments in international law - and its Optional Protocol. This book presents extracts from primary materials alongside critical commentary and analysis, placing the documents in their wider context and situating economic, social, and cultural rights within the broader human rights framework.There is increasing interest internationally, regionally, and in domestic legal systems in the protection of economic, social, and cultural rights. The Optional Protocol of 2008 allows for individual communications to be made to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights after its entry into force in 2013. At the regional level, socio-economic rights are well embedded in human rights systems in Europe, Africa and the Americas. At the national level, constitutions and courts have increasingly regarded socio-economic rights as justiciable, narrowing the traditional divide with civil and political rights. This book contextualises these developments in the context of the ICESCR. It provides detailed analysis of the ICESCR structured around its articles, drawing on national as well as international case law and materials, and containing all of the key primary materials in its extensive appendices. This book is indispensible for the judiciary, human rights practitioners, government legal advisers and agencies, national human rights institutions, international organisations, regional human rights bodies, NGOs and human rights activists, academics, and students alike.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Olivier De Schutter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107063752
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Fully updated edition offers coverage of new topics and a more student-friendly design, while retaining the original style and features.

Economic Social and Cultural Rights in International Law

Author: Manisuli Ssenyonjo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509902031
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Since the first edition (published in 2009), there have been several important treaty developments, including the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on individual communications, and significant developments in the case law on economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. The second edition addresses these developments and explores ESC rights from foundational issues to substantive rights and systems of protection. It has been fully updated to include new material and up-to-date coverage of the case law of human rights bodies and national courts on ESC rights. In addition to the rights to health, education and work covered in the first edition, the second edition analyses new developments, such as the rights to adequate food, water and sanitation, adequate housing, social security and cultural rights. It also considers several contemporary issues including the extraterritorial human rights obligations of states in the area of economic, social and cultural rights; non-state actors; relationship of the ICESCR to other areas of international law; the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; regional protection of ESC rights; more examples of the domestic protection of ESC rights; the protection of ESC rights of vulnerable groups; contemporary challenges to ESC rights, including poverty, corruption, armed conflicts and terrorism. It concludes by exploring the possible establishment of a World Court of Human Rights.

Public Policy in International Economic Law

Author: Diane A. Desierto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198716931
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Wealth creation through trade, finance, and investment often comes at the price of rising inequality for vulnerable groups and individuals. This book examines how states can harmonise the social protection objectives of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights with their international economic treaty obligations.

Public Policy in International Economic Law

Author: Diane A. Desierto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198716931
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Wealth creation through trade, finance, and investment often comes at the price of rising inequality for vulnerable groups and individuals. This book examines how states can harmonise the social protection objectives of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights with their international economic treaty obligations.

The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

Author: Ben Saul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191074977
Format: PDF
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This book is the first collection of the drafting records of the one of the world's two foremost human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) of 1966. It makes an important contribution to understanding the origins and meaning of economic and social rights, which were drafted over almost two decades years between 1947 and 1966. There is increasing global interest in the stronger protection of economic, social, and cultural rights, which are vital to the survival, dignity, and prosperity of everyone. Since 2013, individuals have been able to complain to the United Nations about violations of their rights, and action can also often be taken through regional and national human rights procedures. In this context, many of the current debates surrounding economic and social rights can be best understood in the light of their drafting history. This book judiciously selects, and chronologically presents, the most important drafting documents or extracts thereof between 1947 and 1966. The book contains an extensive annotated table of documents, allowing researchers to track the progress of the key rights and issues in the drafting. It also includes an original analytical introductory essay, which summarises and analyses the main procedural and substantive developments during the drafting. The essay charts the many influences on the recognition of economic and social rights at a key moment in history: the aftermath of the Second World War, which demonstrated the need to eliminate the economic and social causes of threats to global peace and security. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students of international human rights law.

Constituting Economic and Social Rights

Author: Katharine G. Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199641935
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This book will appeal to are range of constitutional and public legal scholars and practitioners, and will appeal to both audiences of human rights practice, and those following legal theory. First, the book presents a breakthrough in constitutional argument about economic and social rights, long debated in constitutional rights scholarship and public law. It provides an important collection of comparative developments, new analytical constructs, and contemporarydevelopments in rights theory. Second, the book draws on comparative constitutional law to inform and develop debates in international human rights law. This audience will learn how new approaches to interpretation, enforcement, adjudication, justiciability, and deliberation, may advanceinternational and transnational human rights advocacy, argument and reasoning. Third, the book informs the interdisciplinary debates of food, health care, housing, education and water law.