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'Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand' is a comprehensive reference work for lawyers, policymakers, activists and all those interested in the history and protection of economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand.
Law into Action ... "provides practical tools to use on the continuing quest to ‘satisfy
the hunger for justice’" - Dame Silvia Cartwright
"is a valuable addition to the corpus of research on human rights in New Zealand."
- Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand
The book is divided into four parts and twenty chapters, which cover: the origins and framework of economic social and cultural rights; the difficulties in getting recognition of those rights; the delivery of those rights to different groups in New Zealand; and the institutions and organisations that are responsible for promoting and protecting those rights.
- Message from Sir Anand Satyanand
- Foreword by Dame Silvia Cartwright
- List of Contributors
- Part I Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Broader Context
1. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The International Background, Margaret Bedggood
2. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Links with the Concept of
Development, Margo Baars
3. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Protection in Aotearoa New Zealand – an Overview, Karen Meikle; Appendix: Recent New Zealand cases addressing ESC rights, Mike Darke
- Part II Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand: Which Rights?
4. The Right to Work and Rights at Work, Amanda Reilly
5. The Right to Health, Sylvia Bell
6. Freedom from Poverty: The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, Peter Hosking
7. The Right to Social Security, Mämari Stephens
8. The Right to Education, He Täpapa Mätauranga, Jill Chrisp
- Part III Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Disadvantaged Groups
9. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Women, Geraldine Whiteford
10. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of New Zealand Children: The Challenges of Poverty and Discrimination, Claire Breen
11. Refugees and those in need of protection, Deborah Manning and Erin James
12. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Huhanna Hickey and Kris Gledhill
13. Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Valmaine Toki
14. Ethnic and Religious Minorities, Rohan Jaduram; Appendix: Participation in Cultural Life as a Universal Human Right, Willem van Gent
15. Human Rights and Sexual Minorities, Terry Armstrong and Clive Aspin
16. Prisoners, Kathy Dunstall and Kris Gledhill
- Part IV Mechanisms for the Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
17. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and National Human Rights Institutions, Peter Hosking
18. The Work of NGOs in Advancing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Vanushi Walters
19. Human Rights and Responsible Enterprise: Encouraging Business Action on ESC Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand, Nicky Black, with response by Heather Devere
20. Utilising International Mechanisms: Possibilities and Non-Governmental Organisation Examples, Kris Gledhill, Edwina Hughes and John Hancock
- International Human Rights Instruments
- Useful Internet Resources
How you can get a copy
Copies of 'Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand' are available from Thomson Reuters - click here to order yours.
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* With the assistance of the New Zealand Law Foundation
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