Resourcing Rights

A research database on human rights and resources

Resourcing Rights is a database to support research on human rights and resources, and is composed of a body of relevant judicial documents, UN documents, articles and commentary.

The content of the database focuses on the "maximum available resources" (MAR) norm, which was established in Article 2 (1) of the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which states that “Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take steps, individually and through international assistance and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures.”

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About this Project

The Center for Economic and Social Rights and Dejusticia are partnering on a project to advance research on the "maximum available resources" norm, in order to inform and support a more systematic approach for assessing this norm in practice.

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) works to promote economic and social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, CESR seeks to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity.

Dejusticia is a Colombia-based research and advocacy organization dedicated to the strengthening of the rule of law and the promotion of social justice and human rights in Colombia and the Global South. Dejusticia promotes positive social change by producing rigorous studies and fact-based policy proposals; carrying out effective advocacy campaigns or litigating in the most impactful forums; and designing and delivering education and capacity-building programs.

This database is built on the UWAZI platform developed and supported by HURIDOCS.

  • DeJusticia
  • CESR