Socio-Economic Rights

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

In a disappointing blow for proponents of equality, the Irish Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan TD, announced ...
Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Water is indispensable to human survival and economic production. The management of water access has thus become a ...
Forced Evictions and Demolition of  Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced Evictions and Demolition of Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced evictions and demolitions of informal settlements in Kenya have been on the increase in recent days due to ...
Litigating the Right to Education

Litigating the Right to Education

Strategic litigation is often promoted as a key tool for human rights activists to push governments to adhere to ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

On 24 November 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal will hear the appeal in what is widely referred to ...
Bob Hepple’s Equality Legacy

Bob Hepple’s Equality Legacy

This is the first in our special series of posts paying tribute to the life and work of Professor Sir Bob Hepple ...
Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

The United Nation's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted yesterday by the world’s leaders in a ...
Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

As discussed recently on the Blog, the Zimbabwean Supreme Court’s interpretation of Section 12B of the Labour Act ...
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

An Indian citizen enjoys a constitutionally guaranteed right to free and compulsory primary education (Article 21A ...
High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

On 30 June 2015 the High Court in Belfast ruled [2015] NIQB 59 that the Northern Irish Executive failed its ...
Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

In the precedent-setting decision of Tripartite Steering Committee and Another, the Eastern Cape High Court held ...
The Right to Education post-2015

The Right to Education post-2015

The right to education must include standardised measures to ensure equality, quality and accountability. The ...

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