Author: Claire-Michelle Smyth | ISBN (PB): 978-1-905536-92-4 |
Format and Price: Paperback: €75 | Publication Date: 17th April 2017
Social and economic rights encompass the essential elements required for a human being to exist. They include the right to food, water, shelter, emergency medical care, housing and social assistance. However, these rights are primarily seen as being subordinate to civil and political rights.
Social and Economic Rights in Ireland focuses on Ireland’s protection and vindication of these rights providing a detailed examination of the law in this area, both domestically and under the State’s international obligations.
With this focus in mind, the following international treaties are analysed: The European Social Charter; The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Their impact is critically examined in order to assess whether Ireland is in compliance with its international obligations.
Social and Economic Rights in Ireland provides a detailed and critical analysis of the law and policy in relation to social and economic rights.
About the Author
Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth has an LL.B (hons) in Irish Law and an LL.M (hons) in International Human Rights Law. In 2015 she graduated with a PhD from Queens University Belfast. She has taught widely in the areas of Private Law, International Law and Human Rights Law in Griffith College Dublin, Dublin City University and Boston University (Dublin Program). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Law in the University of Brighton.
Includes the following chapters:
- Social and Economic Rights in Ireland
- Theoretical Perspectives on Social and Economic Rights
- Constitutional Protection of Social And Economic Rights In Ireland
- The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
- The European Social Charter
- The European Convention on Human Rights
- The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Who Should Buy This Book?
Social and Economic Rights in Ireland will be an invaluable resource for legal academics, students and lawyers, especially in the area of human rights, public law and constitutional law, as well as anyone interested in politics, political science, social policy, governance and social and economic rights generally.