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Economic and Social Rights after the Global Financial Crises

Edited by: Aoife Nolan

ISBN13: 9781107043251
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99
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The global financial and economic crises have had a devastating impact on economic and social rights. These rights were ignored by economic policy makers prior to the crises and continue to be disregarded in the current 'age of austerity'. This is the first book to focus squarely on the interrelationship between contemporary and historic economic and financial crises, the responses thereto, and the resulting impact upon economic and social rights. Chapters examine the obligations imposed by such rights in terms of domestic and supranational crisis-related policy and law, and argue for a response to the crises that integrates these human rights considerations. The expert international contributors, both academics and practitioners, are drawn from a range of disciplines including law, economics, development and political science. This collection is uniquely placed to address debates and developments from a range of disciplinary, geographical and professional perspectives.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction Aoife Nolan
1. Alternatives to austerity: a human rights framework for economic recovery Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona
2. Late-neoliberalism: the financialisation of homeownership and housing rights Raquel Rolnik and Lidia Rabinovich
3. The right to food as a global public good in times of crisis Olivier de Schutter
4. The principle of non-retrogression Christian Courtis
5. Global finance, economic governance and extraterritorial obligations Radhika Balakrishnan and James Heintz
6. The role of the Supreme Court of Argentina on ESCR in the decade following the 2001/2003 crises Ezequiel Nino and Gustavo Maurino
7. Austerity and the dream of a 'social Europe' Colm O'Cinneide
8. Hard times and soft review: the economic meltdown and enforcement of socio-economic rights in US State Courts Helen Hershkoff and Stephen Loffredo
9. Dignity or indignation? Spain's response to the financial and economic crisis from an economic and social rights perspective Nicholas Lusiani
10. Recession, recovery and service delivery: measuring the impact of the global economic and financial crises on economic and social rights implementation in South Africa Anashri Pillay and Murray Wesson
11. From populism to autopilot: the responses of the Colombian Court to economic crisis and the challenges of meaningful relief David Landau.