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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action
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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Mashood Baderin and Robert McCorquodale

Abstract

On 16 December 1966 the United Nations adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This was the first global treaty that established legal obligations on states to protect a range of important economic, social, and cultural rights. Forty years later the vast majority of States have ratified this treaty. Despite this history, there remains considerable debate, both within the literature and within the international community generally, about the concept and application of economic, social, and cultural rights. This collection gives a coherent analysis of many of ... More

Keywords: United Nations, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Security Council, trade, health, social security, democracy, development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199217908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mashood Baderin, editor
Professor of Law, SOAS, University of London

Robert McCorquodale, editor
Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham

Contents

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PART I INTRODUCTION

PART II THE STRUCTURE AND SCOPE OF OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ICESCR

PART III REGIONAL AND COMPARATIVE UNDERSTANDINGS OF ESC RIGHTS

PART IV APPLICATIONS OF ESC RIGHTS

12 A Human Rights-Based Approach to Health Indicators

Paul Hunt, and Gillian MacNaughton

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