Socio-Economic Rights

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 ...
Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

By Ethel Castellanos-Morales and Camilo Castillo-Sánchez - Colombia is a country with a modern constitutional ...
What can we learn from the Novartis case?

What can we learn from the Novartis case?

By Swaraj Barooah Last week’s decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reject Novartis’ patent application over ...
Education suspended, rights infringed

Education suspended, rights infringed

By Jadine Johnson - On Monday, March 25th, ninety-seven students at Leflore High School in Mobile, Alabama were ...
Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

In rural areas around the world it is often men who migrate first to cities in search of waged labour. When they ...
CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

One of the themes the delegates at CSW57 will be confronting over the next two weeks are the challenge of de facto ...
Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

By Adélaïde Remiche - On 24 April 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down a unanimous ...
Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

The recent judgment of the South African Constitutional Court in Schubart Park Residents Associationhas again ...

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