Socio-Economic Rights

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 ...
The Human Rights Council – Highlighted Outcomes of the 33rd Session

The Human Rights Council – Highlighted Outcomes of the 33rd Session

The three intensive weeks of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concluded on 30 September 2016. ...
Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a ...
Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

A July 2016 decision by the Kenyan Court of Appeal in Kenya Airports Authority v Mitu-Bell Welfare Society & 2 ...
Socio-Economic Rights Advocacy in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Socio-Economic Rights Advocacy in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

I am one of the two Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows for this year. This is the first ...
The Exclusion of Romani Communities from Non-Emergency Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

The Exclusion of Romani Communities from Non-Emergency Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

One of the most pressing issues regarding Europe’s most marginalised ethnic minority remains their restricted ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

There is a seemingly endless stream of cases originating from the Greek crisis, which has preoccupied the ...
Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

The Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 (hereafter, ‘the Act’) in India ...
The Silicosis Ruling and Its Far Reaching Implication on Access to justice and the Mining Sector

The Silicosis Ruling and Its Far Reaching Implication on Access to justice and the Mining Sector

In a landmark ruling handed down on 13 May 2016, the full bench of the South Gauteng High Court in South Africa ...
Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his polarising opinions on fundamental issues in American policy. Yet, his ...

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