Socio-Economic Rights

A Controversial Judgment of the Spanish Constitutional Court: Excluding Irregular Migrants from Free Healthcare

A Controversial Judgment of the Spanish Constitutional Court: Excluding Irregular Migrants from Free Healthcare

Last July, the Spanish Constitutional Court issued a contentious judgment in one of a number of pending ...
Improving Legal Literacy in the Struggle for the Right to Education

Improving Legal Literacy in the Struggle for the Right to Education

On 15 February 2017, a partnership of civil society organisations that have been involved in rights-based ...
Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

I am now in my final month of working for the Legal Resources Centre and Rhodes University as the Oxford Human ...
Social Rights in the New Economic Architecture of the European Union

Social Rights in the New Economic Architecture of the European Union

What started in the United States as the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 led the European Union to fundamentally ...
Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Since 1951 India's Public Distribution System (PDS) has operated as a safety net for millions of poor households. ...
Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the worst countries to live in as a member of a religious minority group, due to the lack of ...
Socioeconomic rights researchers, advocates and practitioners gather at Åbo Akademi University

Socioeconomic rights researchers, advocates and practitioners gather at Åbo Akademi University

Through this blog, I share what I have learned from recently attending a week long advanced course on the ...
A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

For the first time in eight years the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

From 7 to 17 March 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited ...
Food Deserts In Appalachia: A Socio-Economic Ill and Opportunities for Reform

Food Deserts In Appalachia: A Socio-Economic Ill and Opportunities for Reform

Food deserts constitute a public health phenomenon in which communities lack sufficient access to nutritious whole ...
Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Despite a renewed global commitment to reduce extreme poverty and achieve gender equality, women throughout the ...

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