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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges

Eibe Riedel, Gilles Giacca, and Christophe Golay


Recent years have seen an expansion in the scale and importance of economic, social, and cultural rights within international law. This has led to the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in December 2008, giving individuals and groups the ability to bring complaints about violations of these rights before the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. In this context, this book assesses how effective efforts have been to realize international ESC rights, investigating the contemporary challenges obstructing their ... More

Keywords: international law, Optional Protocol, ESC rights, international legal regimes, realization of ESC rights

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eibe Riedel, editor
Professor of German and Comparative Public Law, and European and International Law, University of Mannheim

Gilles Giacca, editor
Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Christophe Golay, editor
Research Fellow and Joint Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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I Introduction

II Challenges in the Protection of ESC Rights in Times of Crisis

3 Economic and Social Rights in the ‘Great Recession’

Sally-Anne Way, Nicholas Lusiani, and Ignacio Saiz

III International Dimension of ESC Rights Obligations

IV The Relationship between ESC rights and other Legal Regimes

10 From the Other Shore

Stéphanie Chuffart, and Jorge E. Viñuales

V Concepts and Tools to Measure the Progressive Realization of ESC Rights

VI Trends in the Justiciability and Monitoring of ESC Rights at the National and International Level

17 Building Bridges

Allison Corkery, and Duncan Wilson

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