Human rights and fiscal oversight: a case study of the Northern Ireland 2011-2015 budget

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The purpose of this paper is to see how human rights principles overlap with the practice of a parliamentary committee involved in fiscal oversight. To that end, this paper analyses the discussion of the Northern Irish Budget 2011-2015 from the perspective of human rights principles derived from International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The aim is to see what is the congruence between the concepts used in such debates and scrutiny and the concepts used in human rights law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-99
Issue number3
Early online date9 Aug 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Aug 2017



  • Human rights
  • budget analysis
  • Economic and social rights
  • Northern Ireland

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