Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State by Rory O'Connell PDF

By Rory O'Connell

ISBN-10: 0415529786

ISBN-13: 9780415529785

Human rights dependent funds research tasks have emerged at a time whilst the United international locations has asserted the indivisibility of all human rights and a focus is more and more all for the position of non-judicial our bodies in selling and keeping human rights. This e-book seeks to strengthen the human rights framework for such finances analyses, by way of exploring the overseas legislation duties of the foreign Covenant on monetary, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) with regards to budgetary methods. The ebook outlines foreign stories and comparative perform on the subject of fiscal and social rights price range research and budgeting.

The e-book units out an ICESCR-based method for analysing funds and source allocations and makes a speciality of the criminal legal responsibility imposed on country events via article 2(1) of ICESCR to gradually recognize monetary and social rights to 'the greatest of obtainable resources'. Taking Northern eire as a key case examine, the ebook demonstrates and promotes using a ‘rights-based’ procedure in budgetary decision-making.

The booklet could be suitable to a world viewers at the moment contemplating easy methods to interact within the price range method from a human rights standpoint. it is going to be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of foreign human rights legislations and public legislations, in addition to monetary and social rights advocacy and lobbying teams.

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12/1/Add 79, 5 June 2002 paragraph 10. 76 Ibid, paragraphs 12–13. 12/1998/24, 3 December 1998 paragraphs 8 and 10. 78 A commission produced a split report on a UK Bill of Rights in 2012: Commission on a Bill of Rights, Final Report: A UK Bill of Rights? The Choice Before Us (Commission on a Bill of Rights, UK 2012). As of May 2013 there does not appear to be any move towards adopting a UK Bill of Rights, although there are occasional threats to amend the Human Rights Act 1998 or even to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.

While these features of budgetary processes may seem hostile to a human rights approach (which, as we will discuss later in this book, emphasises the principles of transparency, participation and accountability), there have been some important efforts to remedy this, as well as to introduce social justice dimensions. 67 A move towards greater openness and accountability is one example of this. ’ (2002) 1 (3) OECD Journal on Budgeting 15, 16; Rick Stapenhurst, ‘The Legislature and the Budget’ in Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst and David Olson (eds) The Role of Parliaments in the Budget Process (World Bank Institute, Washington, DC 2008) 54.

During the conflict, actors on all sides violated human rights. 136 A conservative estimate of the numbers physically 131 Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, The Politics of Force (Blackstaff Press 2000). 132 Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. 133 Claire Palley, ‘The Evolution, Disintegration and Possible Reconstruction of the Northern Ireland Constitution’ (1972) 1 Anglo-American Law Review 368, 445–450. 134 John Morison and Stephen Livingstone, Reshaping Public Power (Sweet & Maxwell 1995) discusses the key features of constitutional proposals during this period.

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