"Since World War II, a growing number of jurisdictions have adopted progressive constitutions or entered international commitments that guarantee social and economic rights (SER) in addition to political and civil rights. Parallel developments have occurred at trans-national level with the adoption of treaties which commit signatory states t to respecting and guaranteeing fulfilment of SER for their peoples. This book is a product of the International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP), a global consortium of judges, lawyers, human rights advocates, and legal academics who critically examine the effectiveness of SER law in promoting real change in people's lives. The book addresses a range of practical, political, and legal questions under these headings, with acute sensitivity to the racial, cultural, and gender implications of SER and the path-breaking SER jurisprudence now emerging in the "Global South." The book brings together internationally renowned experts in the field of social and economic rights to discuss a range of rights from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. Contributors of the book consider specific issues in the litigation and adjudication of SER cases from the differing standpoints of activists, lawyers, and adjudicators in order to identify and address the specific challenges facing the SER community. This book will be of great use and interest to students and scholars of human rights law and civil liberties, public international law, and development studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Perspectives pt. 2. Global social and economic rights practice: limitations and openings pt. 3. Looking forward.