Tag Archives: Social Rights

Right to housing in Spain: What have the Romans ever done for us?

Should we say thousands, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands? I must admit we were not sure how to start the report Evicted Rights: Right to Housing and Mortgage Evictions in Spain, published by Amnesty International – Spain on … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH, Puertas adentro | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Greek tragedy proves that Europe does not believe in economic and social rights as a matter of justice

Early this morning, the President of the EU Council has announced that a deal had been reached. After one referendum and a collection of ultimatums, Grexit is out of the question, for now. The details of the agreement remain unspecified … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH, Normative Power Europe? | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When could I start considering the possibility of anti-homeless spikes?

These spikes were installed in the entrance of a luxury block of flats in South London. Somebody took the picture and sparked a rapid reaction on social media. Both the local Council and the Mayor of London urged the owners … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What does a 6.5% public surplus mean from the perspective of the ICESCR?

Earlier this month, the Greek Government assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU for this semester. In an attempt to show off the austerity efforts made by his Government, the Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, said in a … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH, Normative Power Europe? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#OPICESCR: A new human rights mechanism was born today

The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights enters into force today. The Protocol was discussed for more than a decade and was finally adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2008. Yet, it … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH, The 'age of rights' and other risks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“The Rise of Judicially Enforced ESCR – Refocusing Perspectives”, by Salma Yusuf

Yusuf, Salma (2012) “The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 10: Iss. 2, Article 3.

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Social Exclusion in Deeply Divided Societies: A Socioeconomic Rights-approach to Transitional Justice

Read the whole piece in E-International Relations This paper claims that socioeconomic rights must be part of social reconstruction in deeply divided societies because the lack thereof lies at the core of the conflicts we aim to transform. The essay … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights and Social Justice, In ENGLISH | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment