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Sur. Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos

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ABRAMOVICH, Víctor. Courses of action in economic, social and cultural rights: instruments and allies. Sur, Rev. int. direitos human. [online]. 2005, vol.2, n.2, pp. 188-223. ISSN 1983-3342.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-64452005000100009.

The objective of this paper is to analyze the different courses of action developed by human rights organizations that work in the field of economic, social and cultural rights. In this vein, from the definition of the principle characteristics of these rights and their structure, we shall first analyze the possibility of claiming them through judicial channels, together with the problems and limitations of judicial protection strategies. Second, we shall address the debate on the role of the courts on matters related to social policies, and examine, from the perspective of human rights organizations, the apparent impasse between strategies of a judicial nature and those of a political nature, and the possible cooperation between the two.

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