Socio-Economic Rights

The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

In February 2017, I was invited to be an ‘expert adviser’ for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) ‘Justice ...
The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (II): Is there an International Duty to Cooperate towards the Realization of the Right to Development? 

The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (II): Is there an International Duty to Cooperate towards the Realization of the Right to Development? 

In my previous post, I noted that the right to development should be rejuvenated by building on recent advances of ...
The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (I): Can the Right to Development be Rescued? 

The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (I): Can the Right to Development be Rescued? 

More than thirty years have passed since the UN General Assembly proclaimed the right to development, but its ...
Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. ...
Homeless at Home: Forced Internal Displacement In India

Homeless at Home: Forced Internal Displacement In India

In September 2017, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSP), which was designated as ...
Taking the backseat? Strategic utilisation of human rights in the implementation of SDGs

Taking the backseat? Strategic utilisation of human rights in the implementation of SDGs

Human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are closely entwined. The text of the Agenda declares ...
Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, was introduced in the lower house of the Irish Parliament at ...
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and ...
Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

When the private housing sector fails the State must use its resources to provide alternative housing, according ...
The Banning of Ridesharing Apps Violates the Human Rights to Science and Free Speech

The Banning of Ridesharing Apps Violates the Human Rights to Science and Free Speech

Earlier on this year, a local court of Buenos Aires issued an injunction blocking the Uber app, electronic payment ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Right to Education

Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Right to Education

The right to education means different things in different contexts, and that’s because the law varies so widely ...
Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

In yesterday’s blog post, I reviewed US right to education litigation at the federal level, and at the state level ...

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