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Monitoring Economic and Social Rights

This project involved designing a set of methods and tools for assessing whether or not governments are complying with their obligations in relation to the human rights to education and health.

The aim was to go beyond simply measuring whether people’s rights to education and health are being met, and to ask whether governments are doing all they should so that people have the ability to enjoy these rights. This required, in particular, defining and monitoring the concepts of a) progressive realisation, b) minimum core content, and c) non-discrimination in the areas of education and health. It also required taking into account the likely constraints to government action (e.g. resource constraints), particularly in low income countries.


Marta Foresti

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