Civil Rights

The Justiciablity of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Justiciablity of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

Alastair Richardson - JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board

‘Simply stated, universality of human rights means that human rights must be the same everywhere and for everyone…Human rights are indivisible. This means that civil and political rights, on the one hand, and economic, social and cultural rights, on the other, must be treated equally…We must not be selective, for these rights are interrelated and interdependent…Universality is, in fact, the essence of human rights: all people are bound to observe them, all state and civil actors should defend them. The goal is nothing less than all human rights for all.’

Since a government promise to include the issue of constitutionally protected social, economic and cultural [ESC] rights on the agenda of the constitutional convention, there has been a considerable amount of legal commentary on the issue.

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