Economic and Social Rights Law: Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication

1st Edition

Katie Boyle

January 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9781138298880 - CAT# Y365556
Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law


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This book develops principles of adjudication to facilitate accountability for violations of Economic and Social Rights.

Economic and Social Rights engage with areas relating to social justice and their violation tends to impact on the most vulnerable members of society. Taking the UK as a case study, the book draws on international experience and comparative practice, including progressive reform at the devolved subnational level, that demonstrate the potential reach of Economic and Social Rights when the rights are given legal standing in domestic settings according to their status in international law. The work looks at different models of incorporation of rights into domestic law and sets out existing justiciability mechanisms for their enforcement as well as future models open to development. In so doing the book develops principles of adjudication drawn from deliberative democracy theory that help address some of the critiques of social rights adjudication.

This book will have a global and cross-sectoral appeal to legal practitioners, the judiciary and the civil services, as well as to researchers, academics and students in the fields of human rights law, comparative constitutional law and deliberative democracy theory.

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