Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Mar 14, 2006 - Law - 744 pages
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In response to a growing global awareness of human poverty and the increasing potential of human rights law as a tool that can be used by the poor to achieve their basic rights, the international body of law, policy and relevant standards on economic, social, and cultural rights has expanded markedly in recent years. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide provides, for the first time, a comprehensive, consolidated source of most major international agreements recognizing economic, social and cultural rights.

Readers interested in workers' rights, trade union rights, the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to housing, the right to food, the right to health, the right to education, and the right to culture will find this book a vital source of information on the exact legal sources, definitions, and enforcement possibilities associated with these rights. The guide contains key treaties, declarations, general comments, interpretive texts, and charters.

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide is an indispensable reference work for all those working in the field of international human rights law. Lawyers, researchers, governmental civil servants, ministerial officials, NGO staff, United Nations and other international officials, aid agencies, community-based organizations, students, and others will find this consolidated source of materials on economic, social, and cultural rights a useful addition to any reference library.

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide is organized in an easy-to-use format and is accessible to both lawyers and nonlawyers. The inclusion of legal, policy, and explanatory standards on economic, social, and cultural rights will enable the reader to know not only the law on these rights but the actual meaning accorded these rights under the law.

 

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Contents

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
5
Convention on the Rights of the Child
15
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms
35
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
47
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
59
Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
77
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights
89
ILO Convention No 29 Concerning Forced Labour
122
Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements
444
Limburg Principles on the Implementation of the International
451
Maastricht Guidelines on Violations of Economic Social
464
Bangalore Declaration and Plan of Action Regarding
473
Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
481
Comprehensive Human Rights Guidelines
491
The Realization of Economic Social and Cultural Rights
501
The Right to Adequate Housing
512

ILO Convention No 105 Concerning the Abolition
131
Collective Bargaining
142
ILO Convention No 169 Concerning Indigenous
156
Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition
174
in Time of War
191
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
235
Declaration on Social Progress and Development
241
Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice
253
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National
260
Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons
269
CESCR General Comment No 1 1989 on Reporting by States
279
CESCR General Comment No 3 1990 on the Nature of States
286
CESCR General Comment No 5 1994 on Persons with Disabilities
297
CESCR General Comment No 6 1995 on the Economic
307
CESCR General Comment No 7 1997 on Forced Evictions
316
CESCR General Comment No 8 1997 on the Relationship
322
CESCR General Comment No 11 1999 on Plans of Action
333
CESCR General Comment No 13 1999 on the Right
345
CESCR General Comment No 14 2000 on the Right
359
Revised General Guidelines Regarding the Form and Contents
377
CEDAW General Recommendation No 13 1989
396
Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action
409
Fourth World Conference on Women
417
The Relationship Between the Enjoyment of Human Rights in Particular Economic Social and Cultural Rights and Income Distribution
534
The Question of the Impunity of Perpetrators of Human Rights Violations
541
The Right to Adequate Food and to be Free from Hunger
554
Violence Against Women
569
The Right to Education
584
Effects of Structural Adjustment Policies on the Full Enjoyment of Human Rights
596
Human Rights and Extreme Poverty
606
Regional Instruments and Resources
617
European Social Charter
619
European Social Charter Collective Complaints Procedure
647
European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Protocol One
652
European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers
654
European Community Charter of Fundamental Social Rights for Workers
666
Treaty Establishing the European Community
674
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
682
American Convention on Human Rights
689
Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic Social and Cultural Rights Protocol of San Salvador
701
InterAmerican Convention on the Prevention Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women
711
African Banjul Charter on Human and Peoples Rights
713
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
720
Index
733
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Anne Gallagher is Director of Operations for Equity International, a nongovernmental organization working with national police agencies to promote human rights in law enforcement. Scott Leckie is the Executive Director and Founder of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions.

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