Social Economic Cultural Rights

Direct Provision – the Magdalene Laundries of the 21st Century?

Direct Provision – the Magdalene Laundries of the 21st Century?

Paul Carey - JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board

In the past few weeks, the issue of Direct Provision has been discussed at length in light of the recent case of C.A. & T.A. v The Minister of Justice and others. Many were shocked and dismayed upon learning of the High Court ruling that Direct Provision does not breach human rights.

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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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