Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights submits report to the UNHRC

In a report submitted to the UNHRC by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, socio-economic rights received strong support. The historical negligence of socio-economic rights was linked to the failure of sustainable development in a heavily capitalized world economic structure. The Special Rapporteur called for the legal recognition of these rights at the domestic level, the creation of institutions, and the creation of structures of accountability. Re-orienting legal and institutional focus towards socio-economic rights has implications for women and other groups that have been marginalized by the existing situation.