New ICJ Practitioners’ Guide N°8 : adjudicating Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at national level

Today, the ICJ launched its new Practitioners Guide on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), the 8th in the series of ICJ resources for legal practitioners, as well as its associated online searchable version.

This new Guide will inspire and help judges and lawyers working at national level to litigate cases involving economic, social and cultural rights.

It builds upon the longstanding work of the organization in favor of legal and judicial protection of these rights.

In particular, it aims at giving examples from a large variety of countries and jurisdictions of how courts and other bodies have dealt with the adjudication of these rights.

The Guide also addresses issues that legal practitioners are faced with at the different phases of litigation, from initiating a case and evidence building to the provision of remedies and the enforcement of judicial decisions.

In addition to the electronic version of the Guide in a book format, the ICJ also launched a searchable online version that is accessible on the ESCR page of our website.

The ICJ hopes that these two versions of the new resource will be a useful tool for legal practitioners who want to promote ESCR and protect ESCR before their judicial and administrative bodies at the domestic level.

The organization will use the Guide in its work at various levels and especially in trainings and symposiums involving justice actors to promote a better access to justice for victims of violations of ESCR and for an increased accountability in these cases.

Universal-ESCR-PG no 8-Publications-Practitioners’ guide-2014-eng (full text in PDF)

Universal-PG8 DESC-Publications-Practitioners’ Guide-2015-SPA (full text in PDF, Spanish version)

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