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Social Rights Jurisprudence
Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law

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Malcolm Langford, Kent Roach, Andrea Durbach, Sandra Liebenberg, S. Muralidhar, Iain Byrne, Sara Hossain, Magdalena Sepúlveda, Christian Courtis, Flavia Piovesan, Enrique Gonzalez, Martha Jackman, Bruce Porter, Cathy Albisa, Jessica Schultz, Laurent Pech, Jeff A. King, Aoife Nolan, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, Tara J. Melish, Luke Clements, Alan Simmons, Urfan Khaliq, Robin Churchill, Philippa Watson, Nathalie Prouvez, Martin Scheinin, Leilani Farha, Geraldine Van Bueren, Colin Fenwick, Sarah Joseph, Dana Clark
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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521860949

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  • In the space of two decades, social rights have emerged from the shadows and margins of human rights jurisprudence. The authors in this book provide a critical analysis of almost two thousand judgments and decisions from twenty-nine national and international jurisdictions. The breadth of the decisions is vast, from the resettlement of evictees to the regulation of private medical plans to the development of state programs to address poverty and illiteracy. The jurisprudence not only implicates our understanding of economic, social, and cultural rights, but also challenges the philosophical debates that question whether these rights can and should be justiciable.

    • Comprehensive book on social rights jurisprudence with many cases
    • Covers a wide range of countries and international procedures
    • It can be used by practising lawyers and judges as well as by students and scholars
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    "This book provides eloquent testimony to the fact that the debate about the justiciability of social rights has come of age."
    --Philip Alston, Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law

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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521860949
    • length: 704 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Overview:
    1. The justiciability of social rights: from practice to theory Malcolm Langford
    2. The challenges of crafting remedies for violations of socio-economic rights Kent Roach
    3. The right to legal aid in social rights litigation Andrea Durbach
    Part II. Select National Jurisdictions:
    4. South Africa Sandra Liebenberg
    5. India S. Muralidhar
    6. South Asia Iain Byrne and Sara Hossain
    7. Colombia Magdalena Sepúlveda
    8. Argentina Christian Courtis
    9. Brazil Flavia Piovesan
    10. Venezuela Enrique Gonzalez
    11. Canada Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
    12. The United States Cathy Albisa and Jessica Schultz
    13. Hungary Malcolm Langford
    14. France Laurent Pech
    15. United Kingdom Jeff A. King
    16. Ireland Aoife Nolan
    Part III. Regional Procedures and Jurisprudence:
    17. African regional human rights system Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa
    18. The inter-American commission on human rights Tara J. Melish
    19. The inter-American court of human rights Tara J. Melish
    20. European court of human rights Luke Clements and Alan Simmons
    21. The European committee of social rights Urfan Khaliq and Robin Churchill
    22. European court of justice Philippa Watson
    Part IV. International Human Rights Procedures and Jurisprudence:
    23. Committee on economic, social and cultural rights: past, present and future Malcolm Langford and Jeff A. King
    24. Committee on the elimination of racial discrimination Nathalie Prouvez
    25. Human rights committee Martin Scheinin
    26. Committee on the elimination of discrimination against women Leilani Farha
    27. Committee on the rights of the child Geraldine Van Bueren
    Part V. Special Topics:
    28. The international labor organization Colin Fenwick
    29. Liability of multinational corporations Sarah Joseph
    30. The World Bank inspection panel Dana Clark.

  • Editor

    Malcolm Langford, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
    Malcolm Langford is Research Fellow and Director of the Human Rights and Development Research Group at the Norwegian Centre on Human Rights at the University of Oslo. With numerous articles and books on human rights, economics, and law, he is a recognized expert in the field of economic, social, and cultural rights. He advises a wide range of UN agencies on human rights and development issues and has drafted a number of key international standards. He previously worked at the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Eviction (COHRE), where he founded an international litigation program.

    Contributors

    Malcolm Langford, Kent Roach, Andrea Durbach, Sandra Liebenberg, S. Muralidhar, Iain Byrne, Sara Hossain, Magdalena Sepúlveda, Christian Courtis, Flavia Piovesan, Enrique Gonzalez, Martha Jackman, Bruce Porter, Cathy Albisa, Jessica Schultz, Laurent Pech, Jeff A. King, Aoife Nolan, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, Tara J. Melish, Luke Clements, Alan Simmons, Urfan Khaliq, Robin Churchill, Philippa Watson, Nathalie Prouvez, Martin Scheinin, Leilani Farha, Geraldine Van Bueren, Colin Fenwick, Sarah Joseph, Dana Clark

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