Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Amanda Cahill-Ripley

The increasing legal and political recognition of economic, social and cultural rights throughout the world can be viewed as a positive development. However, this expanding acknowledgment of economic and social rights brings with it new challenges in terms of content, contexts, actors/subjects and implementation. Paradoxically greater appreciation of economic and social rights fuels greater resistance to such rights. Papers are invited on the theme of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights within local, national, regional and international contexts. Papers are welcome on topics including but not limited to economic and social rights and:

  • Conflict and Transition
  • Economic Policy including Austerity
  • Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Environment
  • Jurisdiction
  • Non-State Actors
  • Marginalised Groups
  • Gender
  • Development of a substantive right(s)
  • Constitutionalisation
  • Litigation and Justiciability
  • Methodology and Methods in ESCR research

This theme is supported by the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN UKI).

Please note Early Career Researchers and Post Graduate Research Students are encouraged to apply.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.