Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights from a Comparative Perspective: Trends and Challenges

Subtitle: 
A conversation within the context of the launch of ESCR-Net Caselaw Database
Start Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 (All day)
URL: 
Organizer: 
CELS, COHRE, SRAC and ESCR-Net. Hosted by Columbia Law School
Location: 
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL: 435 West 116th St. New York, NY  10027-7297 (corner with Amsterdam Avenue)  
The Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), the Social Rights Advocacy Centre (SRAC) and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) invite you to a dialog on the JUSTICIABILITY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS FROM A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, to learn and discuss about the trends and challenges of demanding social and economic rights through judicial means in different countries and regions.  The event will be hosted by the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School.   

The event is held within the context of the recently launched ESCR-Net Caselaw Database, a collaborative project that compiles and analyses paradigmatic jurisprudence and other decisions from national courts and international human rights bodies related to economic, social and cultural rights.  Among other goals, with the database we aim to encourage discussion of crucial challenges for ESCR advocacy and the use of legal strategies as valid and effective means for claiming economic, social and cultural rights.

ADDRESS:
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL: 435 West 116th St. New York, NY  10027-7297 (corner with Amsterdam Avenue)  

ROOMS:  From 12:25 pm to 1:15 pm Jerome Greene Hall Room 107  (Ground level of Columbia law School)   From 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Jerome Greene Room 807    

PANELISTS:

  • BRET THIELE         Coordinator, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Litigation Program of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE).   ·     
  • BRUCE PORTER Director, Social Rights Advocacy Centre; Co-ordinator of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in Canada.  
  • JIMENA L. GARROTE Lawyer, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Program of the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), Argentina. Teaching assistant at the Human Rights Legal Clinic, University of Buenos Aires.   ·       
  • MALCOLM LANGFORD          Visiting Fellow, University of Oslo.  
  • REPRESENTATIVE FROM COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL    ·       
  • SUAD ELIAS ATALA           Deputy Director, International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)