Key Background Readings on ESC Rights

Alston P.; G. Quinn, "The Nature and Scope of States Parties' Obligations on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 9, 1987, pp. 156-229.

Alston P.; R. Goodman, H.J. Steiner, International Human Rights in Context. Law, Politics , Morals, Third Edition, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).

Baderin, Mashood; Robert McCorquodale (eds.), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Beetham, David 'What Future for Economic and Social Rights' Political Studies, 1995, vol. 43.

Chapman A. R., "A Violations Approach for Monitoring the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 18, 1996, pp. 23-66

COHRE, Litigating Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Achievements, Challenges and Strategies, 2003, 186p

Coomans F., Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights. Experiences from Domestic Systems, Antwerpen, Oxford, Intersentia, Maastricht Center for Human Rights, 2006.

Craven, Mathew. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Perspective on its Development: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1995.

Eide, A., C. Krause, A. Rosas (eds.), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. A Textbook. (Second Revised Edition), (Dordrecht: Martinus Nifhoff Publishers , 2001)

International Budget Project (2002) "Promises to keep - Using public budgets as a tool to advance Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", report

Leckie, Scott, "Another Step Towards Indivisibility: Identifying the Key Features of Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", Human Rights Quarterly, vol.20, no.1, 1998, p.81

Liebenberg, Sandy and Karrisha Pillay, Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa, Community Law Centre (University of Cape Town) 2000.

Merali Isfahan and Oosterveld Valerie (Eds.), Giving Meaning to Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

Porter B., 1999, "Socio-Economic Rights Advocacy Using International Law", 2(1) Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, available at

Roth, Kenneth, "Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Practical Issues Faced by an International Human Rights Organization, 26 Human Rights Quarterly (2004), 63.

Rubenstein, Leonard "How International Human Rights Organizations Can Advance Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Response to Kenneth Roth debate de ken Roth y Leonard Rubenstein", Human Rights Quarterly, 2004, Vol. 26, No. 4

Way Sally-Anne, 'The Role of UN Human Rights Bodies in Promoting and Protecting the Right To Food' in Food and Human Rights in Development W.B Eide and U. Kracht (eds) Belgium: Intersentia Press, 2005, pp.205-228.