Toward Economic and Social Rights in the United States: From Market Competition to Public Goods
This report on economic and social rights in the United States was submitted to the United Nations by the NESRI along with seven collaborators and over 40 endorsers. “Toward Economic and Social Rights in the United States: From Market Competition to Public Goods” was drafted in April 2010 as part of the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review of the United States’ human rights record.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new human rights monitoring mechanism of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. Every four years, the UPR assesses how each of the 192 UN Member States adhere to their human rights obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Charter, various human rights treaties, voluntary commitments, and applicable international law.