Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland

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Title: Socio-Economic Rights and Ireland
Authors: Thornton, Liam
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Date: Oct-2015
Abstract: First, this chapter considers the debates as to whether socio-economic rights can be considered human rights. Second, consideration is provided to the legal obligations upon Ireland under the ICESCR. Third, this chapter provides an overview of legislative provision and the debates surrounding constitutional recognition of socio-economic rights. In concluding, this chapter notes the significant difficulties that lie ahead for justiciable social-economic rights in Ireland.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Keywords: IrelandSocial and economic rightsIrish legislationDebates on socio-economic rightsConstitutional conventionInternational lawRule of lawLegal obligationsIrish constitution
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Egan, S. (eds.). International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland
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