The Impact of the UN Special Procedures on the Development and Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011

19 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2011

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Christophe Golay

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Claire Mahon

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; University of Michigan Law School; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Ioana Cismas

University of York - York Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2011

Abstract

This article analyses the impact that some of the United Nations special procedures, namely those focusing on economic social and cultural rights (ESC rights), have upon the development of international human rights law, in particular through clarifying the normative content of the rights and the development of soft-law instruments. It also examines the impact of the ESC rights mandate-holders in implementing ESC rights through promotion activities, protection work and country missions and explores modalities for improvement.

Keywords: UN Special Procedures, Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Promotion, Protection, Communications, Country Missions, Human Rights Council

Suggested Citation

Golay, Christophe and Mahon, Claire and Cismas, Ioana, The Impact of the UN Special Procedures on the Development and Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (January 1, 2011). International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754936

Christophe Golay

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Claire Mahon

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Ioana Cismas (Contact Author)

University of York - York Law School ( email )

University of York
Heslington, York YO10
United Kingdom

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