Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Hardcover | April 26, 2007

EditorMashood BaderinbyRobert McCorquodale

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On 16 December 1966 the United Nations adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This was the first global treaty that established legal obligations on states to protect a range of important economic, social, and cultural rights. Forty years later the vastmajority of States have ratified this treaty. Despite this history, there remains considerable debate, both within the literature and within the international community generally, about the concept and application of economic, social, and cultural rights. This collection gives a coherent analysis ofmany of the key issues, both in concept and in application, relevant to economic, social, and cultural rights. The authors of the chapters, many of whom are leading scholars in their fields with significant experience in practice, examine how the obligations to protect these rights have been applied today, including their application to the Security Council and to non-state actors, as well as in the contextof development and dispossession. They provide important universal and regional comparative perspectives on the development and implementation of these rights, and consider some of the contemporary issues relating to these rights, such as trade, health, and social security.

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On 16 December 1966 the United Nations adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This was the first global treaty that established legal obligations on states to protect a range of important economic, social, and cultural rights. Forty years later the vastmajority of States have ratified this treaty. D...

Robert McCorquodale is Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. Previously he was a Fellow at St. John's College, Cambridge and at the Australian National University. Before embarking on an academic career he worked as a lawyer with leading law firms in Sydney and London. Ro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:April 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199217904

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Part IRosalyn Higgins: Preface1. Mashood Baderin, Robert McCorquodale: IntroductionPart 2 The Structure and Obligations under the ICESCR2. Michael O'Flaherty: The Rights Based Approach Model3. Patrick Twomey: Development Planning and ESC Rights4. Matthew Craven: Extra-territorial Application of the ICESCR5. Nigel White: Applicability of ESC Rights to the UN6. Manisuli Ssenyonjo: ESC Rights and Non-State ActorsPart 37. Mashood Baderin: ESC Rights and the African Commission8. Veronica Gomez: ESC Rights and the Inter-American System9. Robin Churchill, Urfan Khaliq: The Complaints Mechanism of the European Social Charter10. Colin Warbrick: ESC Rights and the ECHR11. Ed Bates: ESC Rights and the UKPart 4 Application of the ESC Rights12. Paul Hunt, Gillian MacNaughton: Health13. Jennifer Tooze: Social Security14. Richard Burchill: Democracy15. Sarah Joseph: Trade16. Jane Ansah: Development17. Dominic McGoldrick: Culture