Calls for papers
- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding Knowledge Exchange Symposium, Wednesday 5th July 2017 – hosted by Lancaster Law School and building on a previous event in Geneva. Full details athttp://wp.lancs.ac.uk/escr-peacebuilding/, deadline 26 May.
- 10th Anniversary Conference on the Adoption of the UNDRIP (20 October, London). Call closes 29 May, and calls for papers and panels on a range of themes – including socio-economic rights – are encouraged. See: http://hrc.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/call-papers-10th-anniversary-un-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples.
- Researcher Links workshop: Inequalities or State Capacity? Making the Brazilian Economy Work for Everyone (University of Brasilia, 13-15 September 2017) – to apply, please use this link https://www.britishcouncil.org.br/newton-fund/researcher-links-workshop-inequalities-or-state-capacity. Deadline for applications: 31 June, 2017
- At Essex we are recruiting a lecturer or SL with expertise in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and another one with expertise in human rights from a multi/interdisciplinary perspective! They do not need to be lawyers! If you know of people who fit this description please share this link with them! We really would love to attract great people to Essex! https://vacancies.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=155545DKBC&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA
- ‘The Right to Social Security in the Constitutions of the World: broadening the legal and moral space for social justice: Vol.1 – Europe’ has been successfully published and the electronic version is available on the ILO website: http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/social-security/WCMS_518153/lang–en/index.htm. Ellie Palmer has contributed a chapter on the UK. Three further volumes are planned, to cover all 187 ILO member states.
- Joe Wills has recently published a new book on socioeconomic rights and global justice movements: http://admin.cambridge.org/an/academic/subjects/law/human-rights/contesting-world-order-socioeconomic-rights-and-global-justice-movements?format=HB&isbn=9781107176140
- Paul Hunt, ‘Interpreting the international right to health in a human rights-based approach to health’, Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal 18(2), 2016, 109-123:https://cdn2.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/12/Hunt-final-1.pdf
- Paul Hunt, book review of Alicia Ely Yamin, Power, suffering and the struggle for dignity: human rights frameworks for health and why they matter, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016, in HRQ 38 (2016) 1138-1143: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/18301/1/hunt%20rev.pdf
- Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Gen Sander and Paul Hunt, ‘Rehabilitation and the right to health in times of transition: are administrative reparations programmes doing enough to redress violations of the right to health?’, IHRLR 5 (2016) 169-193.
- Katie Boyle, ‘Reconceptualising socio-economic rights in the transitional justice discipline’, Journal for Law, Social Justice & Global Development, 2016 (2) available athttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/lgd/lgd_issue_2016_2/katie_boyle_2016_2.pdf
- Gráinne McKeever and Mark Simpson, ‘Worlds of welfare collide: implementing a European unemployment benefit scheme in the UK’ (2017) 19(1) European Journal of Social Security 21
- Mark Simpson, ‘The social union after the coalition: devolution, divergence and convergence’ (2017) 46(2) Journal of Social Policy 251
- Ruth Lister and Paul Hunt, ‘To combat right-wing populism, we need to reclaim human rights’: https://www.compassonline.org.uk/to-combat-right-wing-populism-we-need-to-reclaim-human-rights-2/
- The United States Supreme Court has held that children with disabilities are entitled to individual education programmes to enable them to make progress in light of their individual circumstances. The case revolved around a boy with autism who was attending a public school. His parents removed him from the school and enrolled him in a specialised private school when they saw that he was not making progress from year to year. The parents then sued under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to reclaim the private school fees that they had paid.
- In March, the Federal High Court of Abuja in Nigeria ruled that free compulsory basic education up to the level of junior secondary school is an enforceable right for all Nigerian children. Nigerian courts have generally held that the rights provisions under Chapter II of the national constitution, including education rights, are not directly enforceable, but the court held that the constitutional provision in conjunction with the Free Universal Education Act created an enforceable obligation against the government at the state and federal level.