Second Class Rights: Social Rights in the Light Austerity Measures

This A11 initiative report is the result of integration of data collection and the analysis of regulations relevant for the protection of economic and social rights as well as measures, activities and outcomes of those public policies affecting the realization of the economic and social rights of the most vulnerable citizens. In this report they opted to implement the violations approach, therefore it will not contain a particular overview or detailed assessment of positive measures undertaken with respect to the exercising of economic, social and cultural rights. Although A11 recognize that, in certain areas, measures or regulations that could have an impact on the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights have been adopted, due to the methodological approach, these measures and regulations are not subject to special consideration in the report.