This publication outlines some of the key features of economic, social and cultural rights. It presents an overview of these rights, outlines their scope and content, and gives examples of violations and what can be done to address them. It highlights the obligations of governments and the human rights responsibilities of other actors, including international organizations and corporations. This revised and updated second edition of Amnesty International’s primer on economic, social and cultural rights reflects significant developments over the past decade in advancing these rights.
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