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The International Covenant On Economic Social And Cultural Rights

Author : Ben Saul
ISBN : 9780199640300
Genre : Law
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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.

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9216540087
Genre : Civil rights
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Core International Human Rights Treaties

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9216540192
Genre : Political Science
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Economic Social And Cultural Rights

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9216540133
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International Human Rights Law

Author : Olivier De Schutter
ISBN : 9781107063754
Genre : Law
File Size : 22. 35 MB
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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.

Public Policy In International Economic Law

Author : Diane Desierto
ISBN : 9780191026485
Genre : Law
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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.

The Optional Protocol To The International Covenant On Economic Social And Cultural Rights A Commentary

Author : Catarina de Albuquerque
ISBN : 9781920538507
Genre : Human rights
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Global Survey On Internet Privacy And Freedom Of Expression

Author : Toby Mendel, Andrew Puddephatt, Ben Wagner, Dixie Hawtin, Natalia Torres
ISBN : 9236042414
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State Responsibility Climate Change And Human Rights Under International Law

Author : Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh
ISBN : 9781509918461
Genre : Law
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The last decade has witnessed an increasing focus on the relationship between climate change and human rights. Several international human rights bodies have expressed concern about the negative implications of climate change for the enjoyment of human rights, and the Paris Agreement is the first multilateral climate agreement to refer explicitly to states' human rights obligations in connection with climate change. Yet despite this, there are still significant gaps in our understanding of the role of international human rights law in enhancing accountability for climate action or inaction. As the Paris Agreement has shifted the focus of the climate change regime towards voluntary action, and the humanitarian impacts of climate change are increasingly being felt around the world, accountability for climate change has become an increasingly salient issue. This book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the legal issues related to accountability for the human rights impact of climate change, drawing on the state responsibility regime. It explains when and where state action relating to climate change may amount to a violation of human rights, and evaluates various avenues of legal redress available to victims. The overall analysis offers a perceptive insight into the potential of innovative rights-based climate actions to shape climate and energy policies around the world.

Textbook On International Human Rights

Author : Rhona K. M. Smith
ISBN : 1841743011
Genre : Law
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Truly global in its approach and coverage, this book will be invaluable to those studying undergraduate courses on international human rights. The book begins with a brief analysis of the development of international human rights law. The work of the United Nations is considered with exploration of its organizational structure and essential documentation. Attention then turns to the regional systems of human rights focusing on Europe, the Americas and Africa. In each instance, the organizational structure and principal instruments are detailed. The international and regional systems are drawn together in an examination of the methods of enforcing and monitoring the implementation of human rights. The remainder of the book addresses substantive rights. Common terms and potential derogations are discussed along with the concept of non-discrimination before a cross section of rights. This is illustrated by examples drawn from regional and international law. Rights discussed includethe right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, the right to work and minority rights.The text concludes with an examination of the right to educate and human rights education and looks to the future of international human rights law.

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