The Influence of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Europe – Broad Trends and Challenges

At this MultiRights seminar, Amrei Müller will present her draft paper on the influence of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in Europe.

The analysis focuses on four representative countries (Germany, Russia, Spain, UK), as well as on three broader questions that help to uncover the wider trends and challenges of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) influence: first, whether the rights in the ICESCR still receive less attention than civil and political rights; second, to what extent particularities of the political and legal systems in the four countries determine the influence that the ICESCR has had in these countries; and third whether the recent financial and economic crisis could increase the awareness of the ICESCR after a long period of decline of a ‘social Europe’.

This draft paper is part of a larger body of work commissioned on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the two major UN Human Rights Covenants in 2016.

The MultiRights seminars are organised by the MultiRights project on the multi-level human rights judiciary. They provide a forum for discussions for researchers from various backgrounds, including law, philosophy and political science. The seminars take place on a regular basis on Tuesdays and are open for all.

Tags: Human Rights
Published Feb. 11, 2016 11:46 AM - Last modified May 8, 2018 8:54 AM