The questions raised here come at a critical time. Around Europe we see pressures to turn back the clock on socio-economic rights, even when we have not been fully realized in many areas. So the questions posed are very significant:
• How can we use international and European instruments to protect ESC rights in Ireland?
• Are certain ESC rights more easily protected in this manner than others?
• What do you think campaigners and politicians need to do to secure protection of ESC rights?
• How can we trigger the implementation of ESC rights in a manner that allays the concerns of the State and citizens alike?