"Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Contemporary Issues and Challenges" - Book Launch

Past Event

29 April 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street, (Corner of Catte and Holywell Street), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This book launch is hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations


  • Dr Gilles Giacca, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
  • Professor Eibe Riedel, Professor of German and Comparative Public Law, and European and International Law, University of Mannheim

Book Synopsis: This book clarifies and illuminates the multiple aspects of the law governing ESC rights, by bringing together all the different aspects of ESC rights, re-stating the challenges they face, and assessing the progress that has been made in expanding their adoption. After an introduction by the editors on ESC rights and the contemporary issues in their realization, the book contains over twenty essays on the main issues related to the progressive realization of ESC rights and their monitoring mechanisms. The authors of the chapters, both scholars and practitioners, take an interdisciplinary approach to move beyond the traditional analysis of ESC rights, contextualizing their discussions against wider contemporary international law challenges. In reflecting this diversity of perspectives, the book sheds light on the new methodologies for implementation and the many obstacles faced by the realization of ESC rights. It is invaluable reading for scholars, students, practitioners, and NGOs working with or studying ESC rights.