Socio-Economic Rights

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Ready to Learn?

South Africa's Legal Resources Centre (LRC) launched a new book—Ready to Learn? A Legal Resource for Realising the ...
The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks we have featured posts on various aspects of the controversial 'bedroom ...
Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bedroom Tax

Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bedroom Tax

To politicians and lawyers, the ‘bedroom tax’ is just media shorthand for statutory rules relating to housing ...
Provoking Debate: The UN Special Rapporteur and the Right to Housing in the UK

Provoking Debate: The UN Special Rapporteur and the Right to Housing in the UK

The right to housing seldom captures the public imagination or the media spotlight.  Yet the visit of the UN ...
Cultivating a Common Bond: The Right to Adequate Education in South Africa and the United States

Cultivating a Common Bond: The Right to Adequate Education in South Africa and the United States

As the newest wave of education adequacy litigation crashes upon the shores of South Africa, courts there face the ...
Spatial Justice in South African Evictions Jurisprudence

Spatial Justice in South African Evictions Jurisprudence

Apartheid’s legacy has entrenched patterns of spatial injustice in South Africa. Poor, overwhelmingly black ...
Children of a Lesser God: Food Politics in India

Children of a Lesser God: Food Politics in India

The tragic loss of 23 children who ate contaminated food at a government-run primary school in the East-Indian ...
Denying Education is Denying Survival: the Case of the Nasa People

Denying Education is Denying Survival: the Case of the Nasa People

Colombia has a modern constitutional system that recognizes and protects the ethnic and cultural diversity that ...
Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

On July 8, 2013, the Constitutional Commission of the Bahamas presented its report on proposed Constitutional ...
ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

Until very recently, there was no individual complaint procedure for a violation of the rights enshrined in the ...
Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

The new Optional Protocol (OP) to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) ...
Gene patenting overruled but leaves lasting repercussions for minorities

Gene patenting overruled but leaves lasting repercussions for minorities

Last month, Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed piece in The New York Times about her decision to undergo genetic ...

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