Thursday, March 22, 2012
Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell
Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell: This study, drawing on comparative experiences in a number of jurisdictions which have addressed (in some cases more explicitly than others) the issue of socio-economic rights, seeks to counter this argument by showing that courts can play a substantial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights, while still respecting the relative institutional prerogatives of the elected branches of government. Drawing lessons from experiences in South Africa, India, Canada and Ireland, this study seeks to articulate a "model adjudicative framework" for the protection of socio-economic rights. In this context the overarching concern is to find some role for the courts in vindicating socio-economic rights, while also recognising the importance of the separation of powers and the primary role that the elected branches of government must play in protecting and vindicating such rights. The text incorporates discussion of the likely impact and significance of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and looks at the implications of the Mazibuko decision for the development of South Africa’s socio-economic rights jurisprudence.?HOW MANY KIDS FROM A DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND COULD HAVE BEEN SENT TO COLLEGE FOR THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION AND MORE WITH WHAT THE MAHON TRIBUNAL COST?HOW MANY CHILDREN WHO DIED IN STATE CARE,COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN BETTER CARE WITH THE MONEY THE MAHON TRIBUNAL COST?