Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland

Liam Thornton, “Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland” in Suzanne Egan (ed.) International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland (Dublin: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 179-207.

35 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2015 Last revised: 10 Nov 2015

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Date Written: November 1, 2015

Abstract

First, this chapter considers the debates as to whether socio-economic rights can be considered human rights. Second, consideration is provided to the legal obligations upon Ireland under the ICESCR. Third, this chapter provides an overview of legislative provision and the debates surrounding constitutional recognition of socio-economic rights. In concluding, this chapter notes the significant difficulties that lie ahead for justiciable social-economic rights in Ireland.

Keywords: Public Administration, International Law, Legal Theory, International Human Rights Law, Politics, Legal Pluralism, United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Socio-legal studies, Socio Economic Rights, Legal Philosophy, Ireland, Irish Constitutional Law

Suggested Citation

Thornton, Liam, Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland (November 1, 2015). Liam Thornton, “Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland” in Suzanne Egan (ed.) International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland (Dublin: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 179-207. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2684839

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