NESRI Releases New Fact Sheets on Economic and Social Rights

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As part of its submission to the United Nation’s human rights review of the United States, scheduled for November 5 in Geneva, Switzerland, NESRI releases a series of fact sheets outlining three main reasons why the United States fails to ensure economic and social rights. The fact sheets highlight how the United States falls short of achieving the human rights principles of UNIVERSALITY, EQUITY, and the protection of PUBLIC GOODS. They address how the unequal distribution of resources, the failure to be inclusive, and the privatization of services essential to meeting human needs deprive us of our rights to education, health care, housing, dignified work, and social security.  The entire report is also available.