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Human Rights in Times of Austerity (Brazil)

Resources - Year: 2017

One year into Brazil’s 20-year constitutional cap on public spending, the Center for Social and Economic Rights, the Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC) and Oxfam Brazil have presented new empirical findings to the Brazilian Congress that illustrate austerity’s already severe impact on basic social and economic rights in the...

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Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz, Kate Donald, Kieren Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Lusiani, Thuy Doan-Smith / Year: 2015

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) and the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) are pleased to present Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Despite significant economic growth in recent decades, poverty levels in...

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Rethinking Transitions: economic and social justice in societies emerging from conflict

Resources - Author: Felipe Gómez Isa, Gaby Oré Aguilar / Year: 2011

Transitions bring the opportunity to rewrite the social contract between state and society, to restructure institutional architecture and tackle the political, social and economic deficits that contribute to social exclusion and deprivation. In transitions, economic and social rights have the potential to translate people’s social justice claims into normative...

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Premier Rapport Mondial sur les Droits Economiques et Sociaux et Culturels

Resources - Year: 2016, 2017

Ce premier rapport 2016 sur la situation des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels de 42 pays est une initiative de L’Observatoire international sur les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (ObIDESC). Créé par le Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant, en collaboration avec l’OIDEL et la chaire UNESCO de l’Université de La...

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The Right to Land and Livelihoods in India

Legal depository - Country: India / Body: Supreme Court of India / Year: 2016

This case focuses on the compulsory acquisition of land by the State of West Bengal for a car manufacturing unit under the auspices of “public purpose”. The Supreme Court of India determined that the acquisition had not been for a public purpose, but for the benefit of a company,...

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The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary

Resources - Author: Başak Çalı, Brian Griffey, Bruce Porter, Catarina de Albuquerque, Cheryl Lorens, Christian Courtis, Donna J. Sullivan, Julieta Rossi, Lilian Chenwi, Malcolm Langford, Michael Ashley Stein, Natasha Telson, Rebecca Brown, Viviana Krsticevic / Year: 2016

This commentary aims to address the need for scholarly research, reasoned argument, consistent interpretation and creative approaches to advocacy, adjudication and remedies under the new OP-ICESCR to ensure that its promise and purpose are fully realized. It aims to provide commentary that is rigorous from a scholarly perspective but...

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The Impact of Cash Transfers on Women and Girls

Resources - Author: Calvin Laing, Francesca Bastagli, Georgina Sturge, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Luca Pellerano, Luke Harman, Tanja Schmidt, Valentina Barca / Year: 2017

This briefing summarizes the findings on the impacts of cash transfers on women and girls. These are drawn from a rigorous review of the evidence looking at the impacts of cash transfers across six outcome areas. The review covered literature spanning 15 years (2000–2015). It is distinct from other...

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The Economic, Cultural and Social Dimensions of Social Protection

Resources - Year: 2015

How do economic, cultural and social rights fit in with social protection? How can duty bearers make sure that these rights are guaranteed for all, especially those excluded from the labour market? In this video, Christian Courtis from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) discusses...

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Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in Tanzania

Legal depository - Country: Tanzania / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case In views adopted under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women held the United Republic of Tanzania accountable for multiple violations of women’s rights, particularly as relates to...

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Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2012

These Principles are the first global policy guidelines focused specifically on the human rights of people living in poverty. They are intended for use by governments to ensure that public policies, including poverty eradication efforts, reach the poorest members of society, respect and uphold their rights, and take into account...

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Economic, social and cultural rights (general)

Social protection floors have great potential to facilitate the enjoyment of several economic and social rights, including the rights to social security, health, food, housing, education and water, in accordance with States’ obligations under international human rights law.  When used as they are intended —as minimum levels rather than...

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