Socio-Economic Rights

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...
Older Homeless Women in Australia

Older Homeless Women in Australia

Australia is often cited as an economic success story. Decades of growth fuelled by the resources and agricultural industries enabled it to navigate the global financial crisis virtually unscathed. Indeed,...
Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

A landmark settlement agreed on 20th March 2014 in Linkside v Department of Education has consolidated the law regarding class action in South Africa, andis a significant victory in the...
South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

In previous posts, Chris McConnachie has documented the rise and the successes of South Africa’s emerging education adequacy movement. In this post he analyses the movement’s most recent victory in...
Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

During 2011-13, I had the fortune to serve as a part-time Senior Human Rights Advisor to WHO Assistant Director-General Flavia Bustreo. The records show that the first Director-General of WHO...
No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

Statements made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, following her visit to the UK in September, clearly indicated that her ultimate report on the housing situation would...

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