Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are socio-economic rights, rights?

Featured image courtesy Gwenael Piaser/DBS
AMAL DE CHICKERA on 04/12/2017
Through the ping of a tweet and a quick scan of the media, I’ve been alerted to a polarising constitutional debate in Sri Lanka. The debate is on whether justiciable socio-economic rights should be included in the new constitution. In this article, I would like to unpack and respond to some of the arguments put forward against their inclusion.
An ideological divide