Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Practice

The Role of Judges in Implementing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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978-1-869940-27-0

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Practice

Contributors: Yash Ghai, Jill Cottrell
Publication date: 1 May 2004
Size: 243mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-1-869940-27-0
Pages: 142

This book examines the record of jurisdictions in which attempts have been made at judicial enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights.

Contributions provide insights into the methods, specificity, and limits of judicial enforcement. They explore the interdependence of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, and the permeation of the latter into interpretations of the former. The judicial approach now tends to the view that not only are both types of rights essential for human dignity, but also that economic, social and cultural rights, when not directly enforceable as such, help to elaborate civil and political rights.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Acknowledgements
Foreword

Introduction by Yash Ghai  

To Affirm the Full Human Rights Standings of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights by Abdullahi A An-Na’im  

The Effective Protection of Socio-Economic Rights by Lord Lester of Herne Hill and Colm O’Cinneide  

Economic, Social & Cultural Rights: An Indian Response to the Justiciability Debate by Dr S Muralidhar  

Justiciability of Socio-Economic Rights: Some South African Experiences by Geoff Budlender  

A Canadian Perspective on Economic and Social Rights by The Honourable Claire L’Heureux-Dubé  

Implementing Welfare in Eastern Europe after Communism by Andras Sajo  

The Role of the Courts in the Protection of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights by Jill Cottrell and Yash Ghai  

ESCR Case Table
ESCR Bibliography
Index