International human rights organizations can play a productive role in advancing economic, social, and cultural rights. They can (1) collaborate with partner organizations in the developing world in lobbying for systems of services that meet needs in a manner consistent with human rights requirements; (2) advocate for resources to fulfill economic, social, and cultural rights, especially by lobbying for funds from wealthy countries; and (3) monitor compliance by states with the increasingly explicit obligations, including core obligations, to protect, respect and fulfill these rights. To engage in these activities, international human rights organizations can build on the analytical capacity and other strengths they have developed in advancing civil and political rights but need to develop additional methods and competencies. At the same time, they will need to deepen partnerships with national and community-based organizations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)