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Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.This volume brings together insights and experiences from across the world on the actual and potential role of national human rights institutions with respect to economic, social and cultural rights. Increasingly, national human rights institutions are seen as a necessary part of human rights architecture. Arguably, it may be in the field of economic, social and cultural rights that their added value is the most crucial, as this is where the gap left by other human rights actors and fora is the most manifest. The editors invited a number of academic experts, in addition to several prominent authors from within national human rights institutions. The volume thus brings together theoretical and practical views on the cumulative dynamic of two booming phenomena in contemporary human rights protection: the spread of national human rights institutions and the stepping up of efforts to enforce economic, social and cultural rights.
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Introduction to the Volume Eva Brems, Gauthier de Beco and Wouter Vandenhole The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Promotion and Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Historical, Theoretical and Critical Perspectives Gauthier de Beco 1. National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) 2. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3. The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Promotion and Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3.1. Support for NHRI Engagement in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3.2. The Contribution of NHRIs to the Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3.3. Factors Encouraging NHRIs to Focus on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 4. Conclusion National Human Rights Institutions as Independent Actors in Relation to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Lone Lindholt 1. Introduction 2. Human Rights Actors 2.1. Definition and Rationale 2.2. The Concept of Human Rights Actor 2.3. Independent Actors 3. National Human Rights Institutions as Human Rights Actors 3.1. General Human Rights Instruments 3.2. The Paris Principles on National Human Rights Institutions 3.3. Other Documents 3.3.1. United Nations Handbook. 3.3.2. Commonwealth Conference Intersentia Contents 3.3.3. Ombudsman and National Institutions Conference 3.3.4. UN Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for National Institutions 4. Framework for the Recognition of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 4.1. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 4.2. Limburg Principles 4.3. Maastricht Guidelines. 4.4. UN General Comments 5. Conclusion: National Human Rights Institutions and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The Bolivian Human Rights Ombudsman and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Thomas Pegram 1. Introduction 2. Fulfilling an ESCR Mandate in Bolivia 2.1. The Bolivian Defensoria del Pueblo 2.2. Defining an ESCR mandate 2.2.1. The parameters of an ESCR mandate 2.2.2. Defining an ESCR mandate: the internal challenge 2.2.3. Defining an ESCR mandate: the external challenge 3. Implementing an ESCR Mandate 3.1. Implementation through Legislative and Policy Impact 3.1.1. Policy impact 3.1.2. Monitoring legislation 3.1.3. Implementation through judicial activism and legal petition. 3.2. Implementation through Social Accountability Mobilisation 3.2.1. Coordination with civil society organisations 3.2.2. Coordination with the media 3.3. The Defensoria and Engagement at the International Level Conclusion Bibliography The Role of NHRC in Protecting and Promoting the Economic and Social Rights of Vulnerable Groups in India Justice B.C. Patel 1. Demographic, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Profile of India 2. The Set Up of NHRC-India and Its Mandate Contents 2.1. The Extensive Range of Its Functions 2.2. Complaint Handling Mechanism 2.3. Suo Motu Power 2.4. Powers Relating to Inquiries 2.5. Powers of Investigation 2.6. Broad Autonomy 2.7. Specialised Staff 2.8. Core and Expert Groups 2.9. Appointment of Special Rapporteurs 2.10. Holding of Camp Sittings 2.11. Creating a Culture of Human Rights 3. The Protection and Promotion of the Social and Economic Rights of Vulnerable Groups 3.1. The Right to Health 3.1.1. Access to health care 3.1.2. Nutrition 3.1.3. Public hearings on the right to health care 3.1.4. Mental health 3.1.5. Silicosis 3.1.6. Issue of endosulfan 3.2. The Right to Food 3.2.1. Starvation deaths in Odisha 3.2.2. Human rights awareness and facilitating the assessment and enforcement of the human rights programme in 28 selected districts of India 3.3. The Right to Education 3.4. The Rights of Children 3.5. The Rights of Women 3.6. The Rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Vulnerable Groups 3.7. The Rights of Minorities 4. Conclusion The Monitoring Role of the Ghana Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Kofi Quashigah 1. Introduction 2. Th