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Economic and Social Rights

Occupy Wall Street From a Human Rights Lens

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Radhika Balakrishnan

Last week we participated in a teach-in at Occupy Wall Street, in which we linked the problems caused by the financial sector with a broader concern over human rights in the U.S.

Hypocrisy on Human Rights: Obama Administration Offers Words but No Action on Economic and Social Rights

Anja Rudiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

If the government was serious about meeting its human rights obligations, it would design spending that meets people's fundamental needs, such as education, housing, health care, and work.

Why the United States Fails to Recognize Economic and Social Rights

Anja Rudiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

A critique on the eve of the first ever UN review of the U.S. human rights record In advance of the United Nations hearing on the U.S. human rights r...