Launch of ICESCR commentary by ESCR-Net Member and allies

Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) are pleased to organize the launch of an important new publication: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press, April 2014) This timely volume brings together all essential documents, materials, and case law relating to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and its Optional Protocol, one of the most important human rights instruments in international law. It presents extracts from primary material alongside commentary and analysis, placing the documents in their wider context and situating economic, social, and cultural rights within the broader human rights framework.

The launch event will take place on Wednesday April 2, from 6PM to 7:30, at NYU School of Law (40 Washington square south, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206, NYC)

CHRGJ and ESCR-Net are honored to have the unique opportunity to discuss the book with two of its authors, who will be engaged in a lively conversation with Professor Philip Alston, as they discuss many of the key issues raised in the volume.

The event will be introduced by Daniella Ikawa, Program Officer and co-coordinator of ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working Group and moderated by Professor Philip Alston, Co-Chair of the CHRGJ and also John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.

Two of the authors of the publication will attend the event: David Kinley, who holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at University of Sydney and is an ESCR-Net Member, and Professor Ben Saul, Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and a barrister, specialising in counter-terrorism law, the law of armed conflict, human rights, and international criminal law.

More information on the event, the publications and the authors, here.

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