Using Human Rights Mechanisms of the United Nations to Advance Economic Justice

Citation:

Kaufman R, Ward JAK. Using Human Rights Mechanisms of the United Nations to Advance Economic Justice. Clearinghouse REVIEW Journal of Poverty Law and Policy [Internet]. 2011.

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Taken from the intro: Building upon previous Clearinghouse Review articles and several appearing in this issue, we draw a primer on the U.N. human rights system as a means of complementing domestic advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income and poor communities and individuals. First, we give an overview of the U.N. mechanisms that monitor and promote human rights compliance in the United States. Second, we cite examples of how social justice organization have engaged these mechanisms to broaden access to justice and deter violence against women, and we suggest opportunities for future engagement on a range of issues confronting clients of legal aid programs. 

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