Social rights jurisprudence : emerging trends in international and comparative law /
- Publication info:
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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- Social rights jurisprudence : emerging trends in international and comparative law / edited by Malcolm Langford.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
"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 prevention of forced evictions 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."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xv, 687 p. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780521860949 (hardback)0521860946 (hardback)9780521678056 (pbk.)0521678056 (pbk.)
Table of Contents
- Foreword / Philip Alston
- Pt. 1. Overview
- 1. Justiciability of Social Rights: From Practice to Theory / Malcolm Langford
- 2. Challenges of Crafting Remedies for Violations of Socio-Economic Rights / Kent Roach
- 3. Right to Legal Aid in Social Rights Litigation / Andrea Durbach
- Pt. 2. Select National Jurisdictions
- 4. South Africa / Sandra Liebenberg
- 5. India / S. Muralidhar
- 6. South Asia / Iain Byrne and Sara Hossain
- 7. Colombia / Magdalena Sepulveda
- 8. Argentina / Christian Courtis
- 9. Brazil / Flavia Piovesan
- 10. Venezuela / Enrique Gonzalez
- 11. Canada / Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
- 12. 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
- Pt. 3. Regional Procedures and Jurisprudence
- 17. African Regional Human Rights System / Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa
- 18. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights / Tara J. Melish
- 19. Inter-American Court of Human Rights / Tara J. Melish
- 20. European Court of Human Rights / Luke Clements and Alan Simmons
- 21. European Committee of Social Rights / Urfan Khaliq and Robin Churchill
- 22. European Court of Justice / Philippa Watson
- Pt. 4. International Human Rights Procedures and Jurisprudence
- 23. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / 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
- Pt. 5. Special Topics
- 28. International Labour Organisation / Colin Fenwick
- 29. Liability of Multinational Corporations / Sarah Joseph
- 30. World Bank Inspection Panel / Dana Clark.