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Socio-economic rights, extraterritorially

Wilde, RG; (2018) Socio-economic rights, extraterritorially. In: Benvenisti, E and Nolte, G, (eds.) Community Obligations in Contemporary International Law. (pp. 381-395). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. (In press). Green open access

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The chapter offers a critical evaluation of the 2011 Maastricht Principles on the Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, using the Principles and its associated Commentary as a case study in assessing the potential contributions of international human rights in the struggle against global poverty and economic inequality. This case study is used because, on the fundamental bases for obligation—conceptions of ‘“power’” and ‘“cooperation’” that will be reviewed herein—the Principles and the Commentary reflect how many international legal experts, not only those associated with the Principles, view the general contours of the law in this area. The chapter argues that the view of the law set out in the case study has a very limited potential to transform global economic relations for the better.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Socio-economic rights, extraterritorially
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://global.oup.com/academic/
Language: English
Additional information: This pre-edited, pre-publication draft version has been made available with the publisher's permission. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045325
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