Socio-Economic Rights

The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

This November marks the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). An atypical fusion of both civil and political, and economic, social and cultural rights,...
Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

There is a growing international focus on social protection in the developing world while at the same time, countries in the developed world are cutting back on social security in...
When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

The 2nd International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, organised by the Centre of Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH) and the Law Enforcement and HIV Network took place between...
The Plight of Indo-Pak Fishermen and the Need to Appreciate Economic Rights

The Plight of Indo-Pak Fishermen and the Need to Appreciate Economic Rights

The recent decision of the Pakistan Government to release 57 boats of arrested Indian fishermen is a welcome move. India should replicate the same. However, hundreds of boats are still...
Vulture Funds: the Real Dimension of the Controversy from a Human Rights Perspective

Vulture Funds: the Real Dimension of the Controversy from a Human Rights Perspective

While a lot of perspectives (economic, political, legal and even diplomatic) have been brought to the table regarding the possible effects of New York Judge Thomas Griesa’s verdict in the...
Los “fondos buitre” y la verdadera dimensión de la controversia desde una perspectiva de derechos humanos

Los “fondos buitre” y la verdadera dimensión de la controversia desde una perspectiva de derechos humanos

Después de que la República de Argentina dejó de pagar su deuda externa en 2001, el 92,4% de los bonistas aceptó negociar una reducción del importe de su crédito. Sin...
Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Should judges interfere with the enforcement of public policies implemented by the executive? If yes, what would the best way to do so? In December 2013, the Court of Appeal...
The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

Jamaica boasts of being the first country in the world to both sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, on March 30, 2007....
The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the unjust expropriations and arbitrary evictions of the apartheid...
The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the unjust expropriations and arbitrary evictions of the apartheid...
'Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach' – Days 2 & 3

'Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach' – Days 2 & 3

Day two and three of ‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach‘ continued to build upon the success of day one. Consistently strong attendance of more than 100 people ensured...
'Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach' – Day 1

'Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach' – Day 1

Today on the OxHRH Blog we are delighted to present short overview summarising the Opening Ceremony and first four panels of our international conference ‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights...

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