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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide
  • Scott Leckie
  • Anne T Gallagher

In response to a growing global awareness of human poverty and the increasing potential of human rights law as a tool that can be used by the poor to achieve their basic rights, the international body of law, policy and relevant standards on economic, social, and cultural rights has expanded markedly in recent years. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive, consolidated source of most major international agreements recognizing economic, social and cultural rights. The guide contains key treaties, declarations, general comments, interpretive texts, and charters. An introduction by the editors places these materials in context as do contributions by the former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Chairperson of the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Scott Leckie and Anne T Gallagher. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Legal Resource Guide. (2006)
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