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Economic and Social Rights: From International Law to Everyday Life

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University Of Brighton

Lewes Road

Mithras House, Room 228

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Access to an adequate housing, education, health, food, social security and an adequate standard of living are globally recognised as human rights. The UK has ratified a number of international treaties that say so, the most important of which is the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. However, by and large these rights have not been incorporated into national laws and policies. What are the pitfalls to enforce economic and social rights effectively? What are the opportunities to bring them home?

Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Brighton, will talk about the status (and the gaps) of economic and social rights in international law.

Dr Koldo Casla, Policy Director of Just Fair, will address the key challenges and opportunities for economic and social rights in the UK, as well as the role of civil society in defending and promoting these rights. Just Fair monitors and advocates economic and social rights in the UK in light of international human rights law.


Followed by a drinks reception.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

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