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

By Rory O'Connell

Human rights established price range research initiatives 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 serious about the function of non-judicial our bodies in selling and holding human rights. This ebook seeks to strengthen the human rights framework for such funds analyses, by way of exploring the foreign legislations duties of the overseas Covenant on financial, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) relating to budgetary approaches. The booklet outlines foreign reports and comparative perform in terms of fiscal and social rights price range research and budgeting.

The booklet units out an ICESCR-based method for analysing funds and source allocations and makes a speciality of the felony legal responsibility imposed on nation events through article 2(1) of ICESCR to steadily understand financial and social rights to 'the greatest of obtainable resources'. Taking Northern eire as a key case examine, the publication demonstrates and promotes using a ‘rights-based’ technique in budgetary decision-making.

The e-book might be suitable to a world viewers at the moment contemplating tips on how to have interaction within the finances method from a human rights viewpoint. it is going to be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of foreign human rights legislation and public legislations, in addition to fiscal and social rights advocacy and lobbying teams.

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Politics, Rights and Accountability in the Budget Process (Overseas Development Institute 2002) 35–45. 74 Blyberg uses ‘budget analysis’ more narrowly to cover ‘number crunching’ on revenue, allocation and expenditure figures; she uses the term ‘budget work’ to cover budget analysis, costing, tracking, audits, impact assessments and budget advocacy: Ann Blyberg, ‘Government Budgets and Rights Implementation: Experience from Around the World’ in Jody Heymann and Adele Cassola (eds) Making Equal Rights Real (Cambridge UP 2012) 198.

120 Northern Ireland experienced periodic outbursts of civil unrest and political violence. html (accessed 31 May 2013). 113 ‘Ireland’ is the name of the twenty-six-county state; it is also the name of the island. 114 See the Preamble, Articles 1–3, Article 8 (national language is Irish) of the original 1937 Constitution. 115 The original 1937 Constitution included a provision in Article 44 recognizing the ‘special position’ of the Catholic Church. This was deleted following a referendum in 1972.

International Budget Partnership 2010) 14. 45 Ibid 12. : Politics, Rights and Accountability in the Budget Process (Overseas Development Institute 2002) 7. 47 Vivek Ramkumar and Isaac Shapiro, Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports: Why are Budget Reports Important, and What Should They Include? (International Budget Partnership 2010) 4–5. : Politics, Rights and Accountability in the Budget Process (Overseas Development Institute 2002) 8. 48 Ramkumar and Shapiro ibid 5. 49 Ramkumar and Shapiro ibid 6.

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