Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Communities, Courts, and the Academy

118 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2006  

Hope Lewis

Northeastern University, School of Law

Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

Realizing Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Communities, Courts, and the Academy documents the proceedings of a groundbreaking expert consultation held at Northeastern University School of Law under the auspices of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. The report draws on the deliberations of more than 60 leading diplomats, academics, jurists, legal practitioners, and activists from a variety of legal disciplines. Participants discussed the current state of economic, social, and cultural rights and the impact of globalization in small working groups as well as in plenary session. Contributors such as Brook K. Baker, Margaret Burnham, Dan Danielsen, Martha Davis, Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Karl Klare, Hope Lewis, Wendy Parmet, James Rowan, and Margaret Woo analyzed and summarized the discussions. Key themes addressed are the justiciability of socio-economic rights in U.S. and South African courts, public health strategies and the right to health, economic, social, and cultural rights and development, prospects for U.S.-focused international human rights strategies, as well as ways to increase focus on economic, social, and cultural rights in legal education.

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Hope, Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Communities, Courts, and the Academy (July 2006). Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 03-2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=917141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.917141

Hope Lewis (Contact Author)

Northeastern University, School of Law

United States

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