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New Horizons: Incorporating Socio-Economic Rights in a British Bill of Rights

35 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2010 Last revised: 4 Jul 2010

Sandra Fredman

University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 28, 2010

Abstract

When the Human Rights Act was introduced in 1998, it was taken for granted that the project of bringing rights home simply entailed incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is only now, over a decade later, that attention is being paid to the content of those rights. Re-opening the debate portends both peril and promise. The risk of jeopardising existing hard-won rights jostles with the possibility of opening up new horizons. It is on the latter that this paper focuses. Particularly important is the prominence given to socio-economic rights.

Keywords: Gender, Socio-Economic Rights, Human Rights, Judiciary, ICESCR

Suggested Citation

Fredman, Sandra, New Horizons: Incorporating Socio-Economic Rights in a British Bill of Rights (June 28, 2010). Public Law, p. 297, 2010; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No.56/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1631774

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