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Democracy and the Promotion and Protection of Socio-Economic Rights

Richard Burchill

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the relationship between democracy and economic, social, and cultural rights. It discusses the problems that have arisen in the international legal discourse due to the ... More


Conflict Abroad and at Home

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter charts the conflicts which developed in the United Nations Human Rights Commission — both with the Soviet Union, and with the US, and those within the British governmental machine — over ... More


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Theodor Meron

in Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations: A Critique of Instruments and Process

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255499
eISBN:
9780191681608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255499.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes weaknesses of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which cause problems in its interpretation, application, and efficacy. These include provisions on the ... More


The Evolution of the Global Human Rights Regime

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the 1970s, a time when the Beijing government was becoming more active internationally, the human rights regime reached a major turning point. In 1976, the two international human rights ... More


The Rights to Social Security and Social Assistance: Towards an Analytical Framework 1

Jennifer Tooze

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the rights to social security and to social assistance in international law can be translated into state obligations that can be effectively monitored and enforced. It begins ... More


Betting on the Long Term, 1998–1999

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

All governments involved in the human rights struggle in China could claim certain policy successes by 1998: for the democracies, there was the release of a few Chinese dissidents, a visit to China ... More


Other Delicate Transition Issues: Covenants, Construction and Possible Corruption

Carmen Amado Mendes

in Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on three sensitive issues of the transition period: the inclusion in the Macau Basic Law of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as ... More


Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Mashood Baderin and Robert McCorquodale (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

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 ... More


Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples in international law, focusing in particular on instruments of human rights. The primary reference point is contemporary law, ... More


Globalization, Climate Change, and Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic: An Interface between Free Trade and the Right to Culture

Kamrul Hossain

in Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074151
eISBN:
9780199080830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074151.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the Arctic region, which suffers greatly from environmental changes due to global climate change. Environmental preservation in the Arctic has a significant link to certain ... More


International Human Rights and Islamic Law

Mashood A. Baderin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285402
eISBN:
9780191709173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285402.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book explores whether or not international human rights and Islamic law are compatible. It asks whether Muslim States can comply with international human rights law whilst adhering to Islamic ... More


A Human Rights-Based Approach to Health Indicators

Paul Hunt and Gillian MacNaughton

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In 1993, the World Conference on Human Rights urged the examination of ‘a system of indicators to measure progress in the realization [of ESC rights]’ because the use of specific human rights ... More


Conditional Membership: Socialization and Community Delimitation

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapters 5–7 demonstrate that a close analysis of the characteristics and function of each mechanism matters for designing international institutions such as human rights treaties. These chapters ... More


The Impact and Importance of International Human Rights Standards: Asia in World Perspective

Saul Lehrfreund

in Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685776
eISBN:
9780191765773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

International norms and standards have been developed to provide a code of irreducible standards that are applicable to all states pending total abolition of capital punishment. This chapter ... More


Conditions of Imprisonment or Detention

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter deals with the question of conditions of imprisonment or detention. It enumerates the principles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the American Convention on ... More


Extra-legal Executions

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks into extra-legal executions and its variety, summary or arbitrary execution. It examines the language used in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in confirming ... More


Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the European Social Charter's Supervisory System

Philip Alston

in Social Rights in Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199287994
eISBN:
9780191700477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287994.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The principal objective of this chapter is to identify a range of initiatives that might be considered in order to make the Charter's supervisory arrangements more effective and more likely to be ... More


Religion and Freedom of Association

Natan Lerner

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and freedom of association and its implications for human rights. It first considers the international law that is applicable to freedom of ... More


Religion and Freedom of Choice

Paul M. Taylor

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and freedom of choice. It first traces the historical developments within the United Nations and some contemporary challenges facing the ... More


Hunger at the Nexus of Rights and Development

Michelle Jurkovich

in Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight against Hunger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751165
eISBN:
9781501751189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751165.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains why there is no anti-hunger norm and why some rights may struggle to generate norms. It considers what constitutes a human right and how issues that sit at the nexus of ... More


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