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Book Review: Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act , edited by Ellie Palmer. (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007)

Book Review: Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act , edited by Ellie... BOOK REVIEWS Ellie Palmer (ed.), Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007) 345 pp., ISBN 9781841133720, hb £55 This interesting book is the tenth volume in Hart's Human Rights Law in Perspective series produced under the general editorship of Professor Colin Harvey. Palmer has set herself the challenging task of examining `the extent to which, following the Human Rights Act 1998, international fundamental human rights standards might be used by the judiciary to protect the social and economic welfare of vulnerable citizens'. (Preface) Chapter one considers the nature of socio-economic rights and the well-know analysis of Professor Henry Shue that both civil-political human rights and socio-economic rights oblige states to `respect, protect and promote' all those rights. Palmer then demonstrates how domestic courts as diverse as the US Supreme Court, in Pyler v. Doe 457 US 202 (1982), and the South African Constitutional Court, for example in Soobramooney v. Minister of Health Kwa Zulu Natal (1998) 1 SA 765, have adjudicated on cases which raise issues of socio-economic rights. The next chapter focuses on the regional protection of socio-economic rights in Europe. Nearly fifty pages are devoted to an account of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act , edited by Ellie Palmer. (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007)

European Public Law , Volume 14 (4) – Dec 1, 2008

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BOOK REVIEWS Ellie Palmer (ed.), Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007) 345 pp., ISBN 9781841133720, hb £55 This interesting book is the tenth volume in Hart's Human Rights Law in Perspective series produced under the general editorship of Professor Colin Harvey. Palmer has set herself the challenging task of examining `the extent to which, following the Human Rights Act 1998, international fundamental human rights standards might be used by the judiciary to protect the social and economic welfare of vulnerable citizens'. (Preface) Chapter one considers the nature of socio-economic rights and the well-know analysis of Professor Henry Shue that both civil-political human rights and socio-economic rights oblige states to `respect, protect and promote' all those rights. Palmer then demonstrates how domestic courts as diverse as the US Supreme Court, in Pyler v. Doe 457 US 202 (1982), and the South African Constitutional Court, for example in Soobramooney v. Minister of Health Kwa Zulu Natal (1998) 1 SA 765, have adjudicated on cases which raise issues of socio-economic rights. The next chapter focuses on the regional protection of socio-economic rights in Europe. Nearly fifty pages are devoted to an account of the

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Published: Dec 1, 2008

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