The impact of economic and social human rights in New Zealand case law

aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.volume21en_NZ
aut.researcherMcGregor, Judy
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Men_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T02:50:08Z
dc.date.available2015-10-23T02:50:08Z
dc.date.copyright2015-08-28en_NZ
dc.date.issued2015-08-28en_NZ
dc.description.abstractAlthough New Zealand has traditionally relied on ‘positive progressive realisation’ of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) through public policy decision-making, recently there has been small number of cases relying on international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), to support the legal argument. This article reviews the implementation of the ICESCR in New Zealand through an analysis of this case law. The article argues that although there has been an increase in the number of cases relying of ESCR, the courts have been reluctant to grant a remedy without ESCR being explicitly incorporated into the domestic law. The article further argues that the attempt to provide a remedy for ESCR through the declaration of inconsistency under the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 has highlighted the need for the inclusion of ESCR into the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Journal of Human Rights, vol.21(1)en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1323-238Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10292/9141
dc.publisherThe Australian Human Rights Centre
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ahrcentre.org/en_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.subjectICESCR; New Zealand; Public policy; Case law
dc.titleThe impact of economic and social human rights in New Zealand case lawen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
pubs.elements-id188783
pubs.organisational-data/AUT
pubs.organisational-data/AUT/Culture & Society
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