Law into Action Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand

Law into Action Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand

Margaret Bedggood, Kris Gledhill

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$80.00 RRP + GST

Date: 01/03/2011

Code: 9780864727237

Thomson Reuters, NEW ZEALAND

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Description

Law into Action Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand is a comprehensive reference work for lawyers, policymakers, activists and all those interested in the history and protection of economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand.

The book explores “New Zealand’s work in implementing the rights enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from both an international and national context …as well as their specific relevance to a number of disadvantaged groups” - Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand.

The book is divided into four parts and twenty chapters, which cover:

  • the origins and framework of economic social and cultural rights;
  • the difficulties in getting recognition of those rights;
  • the delivery of those rights to different groups in New Zealand;
  • and the institutions and organisations that are responsible for promoting and protecting those rights.
     

Table of Contents

  • Message from Sir Anand Satyanand
  • Foreword by Dame Silvia Cartwright
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction

 

Part I Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Broader Context

1. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The International Background

2. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Links with the Concept of Development

3. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Protection in Aotearoa New Zealand – an Overview

 

Part II Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand: Which Rights?

4. The Right to Work and Rights at Work

5. The Right to Health

6. Freedom from Poverty: The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

7. The Right to Social Security

8. The Right to Education, He Tapapa Matauranga

 

Part III Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Disadvantaged Groups

9. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Women

10. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of New Zealand Children: The Challenges of Poverty and Discrimination

11. Refugees and those in need of protection

12. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Persons with Disabilities

13. Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

14. Ethnic and Religious Minorities 

15. Human Rights and Sexual Minorities

16. Prisoners

 

Part IV Mechanisms for the Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

17. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and National Human Rights Institutions

18. The Work of NGOs in Advancing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

19. Human Rights and Responsible Enterprise: Encouraging Business Action on ESC Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand

20. Utilising International Mechanisms: Possibilities and Non-Governmental Organisation Examples

 

  • International Human Rights Instruments
  • Glossary
  • Useful Internet Resources
  • Index