Despite the much-emphasized indivisibility of human rights, economic, social and cultural rights have long been seen as the poor cousins of civil and political rights. The different trajectory of each category of rights was set by the splintering of human rights into the two separate covenants of 1966, in the protracted and complicated process of juridifying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948. The story is well known. Civil and political rights were largely seen as immediately applicable and typically justiciable, whereas economic, social and...
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