Past IHR Events
- Debating Social Rights
- Workshop on the Right to Work
- The Ethics of Human Rights Philanthropy
- Lunch Hour Lecture: What is modern slavery?
- From Theory to Practice: Religion and Discrimination in a Changing World
- Globalisation and the Middle Class
- The Ascendancy of the Rule of Law in South African Adjudication
Debating Social Rights
Publication date: Mar 21, 2012 01:03 PM
Mar 13, 2012 06:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2012 07:30 PM
Location: Moot Court, UCL, Faculty of Laws
The UCL Institute for Human Rights and the UCL Labour Rights Institute hosted a lively debate on social rights. Professor Conor Gearty (LSE) and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL) debated the role of courts and the role of legislatures in the protection of rights such as the right to housing and the right to work. Drawing on the book 'Debating Social Rights' (Gearty, Mantouvalou, Hart 2011), Professor Gearty suggested that social rights should be kept away from lawyers and courts. Dr Mantouvalou argued in support of their 'legalisation', namely the protection through judicial and legislative avenues. Dr Jeff King (UCL) acted as a commentator with the event chaired by Dr Ronan McCrea (UCL).
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