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.

UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14/2015

36 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2015 Last revised: 10 Nov 2015

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Date Written: November 5, 2015

Abstract

Socio-economic rights are those rights, recognised under international, European and domestic law that allow “minimum conditions for welfare and well-being” to be realised by all persons. The right to work, just conditions of employment, the right to social security and social assistance, the right to health, housing, food and water, encompass core aspects of socio-economic rights. These rights have been set down in a variety of legal instruments that Ireland has legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill.

While the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) focuses exclusively on socio-economic rights, it should be noted that within other UN rights treaties’ on racial discrimination, rights of women, rights of children and rights of persons with disabilities, civil and political rights, along with economic, social and cultural rights are dealt with side by side.

Keywords: Socio-eceonomic, rights, international law, european law, domestic law, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ICESCR

Suggested Citation

Thornton, Liam, Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland (November 5, 2015). Liam Thornton, “Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland” in Suzanne Egan (ed.) International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland (Dublin: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 179-207.; UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2686542

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