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The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Forty Years of Development

Mashood A. Baderin and Robert McCorquodale

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199217908
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191705380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0001
 The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Forty Years of Development

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This chapter begins with the history of the drafting of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), it sets out some of the core conceptual debates about economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights), including their justiciability and the nature of the relevant legal obligations. It then discusses the three main themes of the book: the structure and scope of obligations under the ICESCR; regional and comparative understandings of ESC rights; and applications of these rights. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: ICESCR; economic rights; social rights; cultural rights

Chapter.  11568 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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