Realising Economic and Social Rights Beyond COVID-19: The Imperative of International Cooperation

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Yusuf, H. and Oamen, P 2022. Realising Economic and Social Rights Beyond COVID-19: The Imperative of International Cooperation. Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. 32 (1), pp. 1-26.
AuthorsYusuf, H. and Oamen, P
Abstract

The imperative of international cooperation for realising economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) has been a largely neglected theme in the theory and praxis of this category of human rights. The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought to the fore the need to address this major gap. This paper adopts a Third World Approach to International Law (TWAIL) to deconstruct the dominant nationalist and isolationist approach to realising ESCR in making the case for a paradigm shift to an international cooperation model. The international cooperation model is apt for upholding and advancing human dignity as envisaged by the United Nations human rights system.

KeywordsInternational Cooperation; COVID-19 Pandemic; Economic and Social Rights
Year2022
JournalIndiana International & Comparative Law Review
Journal citation32 (1), pp. 1-26
PublisherIndiana University Press
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