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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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