1. This volume brings together insights and experiences from across the world on the actual and potential role of national human rights institutions with respect to economic, social and cultural rights.

  2. This volume addresses the question whether, in our globalised world, the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the South has or should become the duty of actors beyond the state.

  3. The seven core UN human rights treaties are each supervised by an expert committee. This book is the first to explore whether and to what extent the Committees’ supervisory procedures display similarities and tend to converge.