Socio-Economic Rights

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

On 30 June 2015 the High Court in Belfast ruled [2015] NIQB 59 that the Northern Irish Executive failed its statutory duty to adopt an identifiable strategy setting out how...
Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

In the precedent-setting decision of Tripartite Steering Committee and Another, the Eastern Cape High Court held that the constitutional right to a basic education is ‘meaningless’ unless students have access...
The Right to Education post-2015

The Right to Education post-2015

The right to education must include standardised measures to ensure equality, quality and accountability. The future development agenda should be committed to its enforceability. These were some of the conclusions...
Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

‘Ninety percent of children are now enrolled in primary education in the developing world’. A statistic of success, often used to demonstrate the influence of the MDGs and the goal...
Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

The United Kingdom is approaching its 6th Periodic Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which will assess its performance and compliance with its obligations under...
To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

Everyone knows that women hold up half the sky but are nonetheless much more likely to live in poverty. Yet in fact the latest ‘poverty statistics’ for the UK, published...
Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

For over 20 years, residents of Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong have performed funeral rites in a makeshift Funeral Pavilion. Located less than 10 metres from homes on a...
CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

On March 6, 2015 the CEDAW Committee released its second inquiry into grave and systemic violations of CEDAW under the Article 8 of the OP-CEDAW. This inquiry was initiated by...
Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

En un libro reciente editado por Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky y Jernej Letnar Cernic se ha observado que la gestión deficiente de los recursos públicos, la crisis financiera mundial que limita...
Los "Fondos Buitre" y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

Los "Fondos Buitre" y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

En un libro reciente editado por Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky y Jernej Letnar Cernic se ha observado que la gestión deficiente de los recursos públicos, la crisis financiera mundial que limita...
The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

A recent book edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Jernej Letnar Černič notes that poor public resource management, the global financial crisis curbing fundamental fiscal space, millions thrown into poverty,...
The Handbook of Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Where Are We Now?

The Handbook of Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Where Are We Now?

Northern Ireland’s most prominent human rights NGO is the Committee on the Administration of Justice. Founded in 1981, it has played a significant role in ensuring that human rights and...

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