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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


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Contents: Introduction; Part I Human Rights Obligations: The nature and scope of states parties' obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Philip Alston and Gerard Quinn; The applicability of international human rights law to non-state actors: what relevance to economic, social and cultural rights?, Manisuli Ssenyonjo; Limitations to and derogations from economic, social and cultural rights, Amrei MA1/4ller; Countering, branding, dealing: using economic and social rights in and around the international trade regime, Robert Wai. Part II Selected Substantive Rights: Enhancing enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights using indicators: a focus on the right to education in the ICESCR, Sital Kalantry, Jocelyn E. Getgen and Steven Arrigg Koh; Health systems and the right to health: an assessment in 194 countries, Gunilla Backman, Paul Hunt, Rajat Khosla, et al; The personal application of the right to work in the age of migration, Haina Lu; A human right to access water? A critique of General Comment No. 15, Stephen Tully; Towards an understanding of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its application, Audrey R. Chapman; What are cultural rights? Protecting groups with individual rights, Laura Reidel. Part III Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Justiciability of economic, social, and cultural rights: should there be an international complaints mechanism to adjudicate the rights to food, water, housing, and health?, Michael J. Dennis and David P. Stewart; Chronicle of an announced birth: the coming into life of the optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - the missing piece of the International Bill of Human Rights, Catarina de Albuquerque; The collective complaints system of the European social charter: interpretative methods of the European Committee of Social Rights, Holly Cullen; Justiciability of economic, social and cultura

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Dr Manisuli Ssenyonjo is Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University. He has been a Visiting Professor at a number of universities around the world, particularly in Africa and the United Kingdom, and is involved with several international human rights organisations and law firms. He has varied research interests within the field of public international law and human rights law and he has written extensively and provided expert opinions in these areas. He is editor with Mashood Baderin of International Human Rights Law: 6 Decades After the UDHR and Beyond, Ashgate, 2010. Philip Alston, Gerard Quinn, Manisuli Ssenyonjo, Amrei Muller, Robert Wai, Sital Kalantry, Jocelyn E. Getgen, Steven Arrigg Koh, Gunilla Backman, Paul Hunt, Rajat Khosla, Haina Lu, Stephen Tully, Audrey R. Chapman, Laura Reidel, Michael J. Dennis, David P. Stewart, Catarina de Albuquerque, Holly Cullen, Monica Feria Tinta, Christopher Mbazira, Dennis M. Davis.


'Any library featuring International Law would be incomplete without this handy collection of insightful essays by the key academics in the field.' American Society of International Law Newsletter

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