2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

HR 713 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Economic, social and cultural rights include the rights to health, healthy environment, housing, education, food, social security, and work. This class critically examines the content and development of the substantive and procedural development of these rights. In addition, the class analyzes the issue of interdependence, the role of core content requirements, the debate over justiciability, the role of NGOs in norm development, corporate social responsibility, and issues of extraterritoriality. Students will be expected to conduct an in-depth analysis of one ESC right of their choosing.