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dc.contributor.authorMcCrudden, Chrisen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Katieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Briceen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Colinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNeilly, Kathrynen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMoffett, Lukeen_UK
dc.description.abstractEconomic, social and cultural rights (ESR) are those rights defined as such in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), the Council of Europe’s Social Rights Charter, the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, and other equivalent legal provisions. In this report, we outline five models for enforcement of economic and social rights (ESR). We use the term ‘model’ to describe these, not in the sense that they are ‘models of best practice’, but simply to indicate that there are various methods already developed which differ from each other in significant ways. There is already extensive, if patchy, implementation of various economic and social rights in Northern Ireland law, even if these protections are not labelled as such. In this context, we need to take into account both common law and statutory provisions regarding rights in the housing, social security, education, employment, human rights, and equality contexts. All of these go some way towards meeting some aspects of internationally-protected ESR, but taken together they still fall short of protecting all internationally-protected ESR to the degree required to satisfy international obligations, as any of the recent reports on the state of ESR in Northern Ireland by the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights makes clear. The existing protections do mean, however, that any new initiative is not starting from scratch, which has implications for how best to proceed. The models we discuss below should be regarded as additional to the construction of complementary mechanisms, in civil society particularly, to better enable existing rights that directly or indirectly protect ESR rights, to be implemented more effectively. In particular, it will be important to consider ways in which existing rights could be better mobilised to serve the goal of securing the effective protection of ESR.en_UK
dc.relationMcCrudden C, Boyle K, Dickson B, Harvey C, McNeilly K & Moffett L (2020) Economic and Social Rights in Northern Ireland: Models of Enforceability. Human Rights Consortium Northern Ireland. Belfast.
dc.rights© Human Rights Consortium November 2020 The material may be reproduced, free of charge, in any format or medium without specific permission, provided the reproduction is not for financial or material gain. The material must be reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. If the material is to be republished or issued to others, acknowledgement must be given to its source, copyright status, and date of publication.en_UK
dc.titleEconomic and Social Rights in Northern Ireland: Models of Enforceabilityen_UK
dc.typeResearch Reporten_UK
dc.contributor.sponsorHuman Rights Consortium Northern Irelanden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
rioxxterms.typeTechnical Reporten_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcCrudden, Chris|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBoyle, Katie|0000-0002-5078-8620en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDickson, Brice|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHarvey, Colin|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcNeilly, Kathryn|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMoffett, Luke|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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