The right to work and employment set out in article 6 of the ICESCR as penitentiary law: an unsolved human rights stalemate

dc.contributor.authorHenriques, Marco Ribeiro
dc.contributor.authorCastilhos, Daniela Serra
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-15T16:39:42Z
dc.date.available2019-01-15T16:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.descriptionThe elevation of the right to work and employment under equal, free and, above all, dignified conditions provided for in article 6 et seq. of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 16, 1966, embodies an especially relevant foundation for building a second-generation stratum of Human Rights.Nevertheless, its normative and social incorporation, particularly with regards to institutional practices, has traced a unique journey of breakthroughs and setbacks when analysedState by State. Nowadays, there are still many unsolved problems related to the right to work and employment enshrined in the conditions and scope proposed in the international covenants on human rights –such is the case of work in the prison environment.Punishments may be a necessary evil. They are essential for life in society due to the historically verified tendency for human beings to infringe the provisions that regulate social life. Still, the work undertaken inside the prison walls serves as a powerful integration instrument for prisoners. Such work is used as a tool within a broader process aimed at validating experience and the new knowledge that enable the reintegration of these people. The goal of our paper is to present the results of a research carried out inside the Portuguese prisons from a gender perspective, adopting a legal-empirical methodological approach developed in the first semester of 2016, within the walls of an exclusively female prison by reference to the system of second-generation human rights.
dc.identifier.citationHenriques, M. R., & Castilhos, D. S. (2018). The right to work and employment set out in article 6 of the ICESCR as penitentiary law: An unsolved human rights stalemate. In IV Congresso Internacional Dimensões dos Direitos Humanos: “Direitos Humanos de 2ª Geração”, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal, 16-18 julho 2018. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/2535pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/2535
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectPrisonspt_PT
dc.subjectICESCRpt_PT
dc.subjectWomenpt_PT
dc.subjectHuman rightspt_PT
dc.subjectWorkpt_PT
dc.titleThe right to work and employment set out in article 6 of the ICESCR as penitentiary law: an unsolved human rights stalematept_PT
dc.typeconferenceObjectpt_PT
degois.publication.locationUniversidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugalpt_PT
degois.publication.titleIV Congresso Internacional Dimensões dos Direitos Humanos: “Direitos Humanos de 2ª Geração”pt_PT
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