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Margot Salomon

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About the author and department

Personal webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff/margot-salomon.htm

Law Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/index.htm

Relevant research

M.E. Salomon (2007) Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Oxford UP). http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4473/

M.E. Salomon (2010) ‘International Human Rights Obligations in Context: Structural Obstacles and the Demands of Global Justice’ in B.A. Andreassen and S.P. Marks (eds), Development as a Human Right: Legal, Political and Economic Dimensions (Intersentia) 121-148. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27755/

O. de Schutter, A. Eide, A. Khalfan, M. Orellana, M. Salomon and I. Seiderman (2012) ‘Commentary on the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’, 34 Human Rights Quarterly 1084-1169. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47404/

M.E. Salomon (2012) Is there a Legal Duty to Address World Poverty? Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Working Paper 2012/03. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47405/

M.E. Salomon (2012) ‘The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An Overview of the Positive Obligations to Fulfil’ EJIL Talk! (Nov. 2012) http://www.ejiltalk.org/author/msalomon/

M.E. Salomon and I. Seiderman (2012) ‘The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’, Special Section on International Law, Human Rights and the Global Economy: Innovations and Expectations for the 21st Century, Guest Editor M.E. Salomon, 4 Global Policy 3 (November 2012). http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/

M.E. Salomon (2013) ‘Deprivation, Causation and the Law of International Cooperation’ in M. Langford, M. Scheinin, W. van Genugten and W. Vandenhole (eds), Global Justice, State Duties: The Extra-Territorial Scope of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law (Cambridge UP) 259-296. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37697/

Evidence of impact

Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 
https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/mcfhr/mcfhr-research 

The General Comment On State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (14 January – 1 February 2013), on the website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/docs/GC/CRC-C-GC-16_en.doc

Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, prepared by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, adopted by the UN intergovernmental Human Rights Council at its 21st session (September 2012):
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/21/39&Lang=E

Analytical Study on the Relationship between Human Rights and the Environment prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the request of the Human Rights Council, UN Doc. A/HRC/19/34, 16 Dec. 2011, para. 71:
http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session19/A-HRC-19-34_en.pdf

Appeal Submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights Action and the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law, on behalf of the Survivors of the Río Negro community and similar Chixoy Dam harmed communities in the Chixoy river basin, Guatemala (Petitioners), December 7, 2011, paras. 6, 45, 73:
http://209.240.139.114/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/120119ChixoyPetition.pdf

The Chixoy Dam Case, Brief in Support of the Appeal Petition filed by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights Action and the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law on May 8, 2012, paras. 35, 38, 42, 43, 45:
http://globalinitiative-escr.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Chixoy-Brief-Final-May-8.pdf

Testimonial of Professor Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and a Member of the Maastricht Principles Drafting Committee, June 2012:

'The contribution of Salomon was particularly important. She authored Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Oxford University Press,2007), which was a major source of inspiration in this process. She is also a renowned expert in particular on the largely undertheorised area of positive obligations to fulfil economic, social and cultural rights abroad and as such her contribution to the intellectual programme of the [Drafting] Committee and the drafting of the Principles was essential. In particular, section V of the Principles was in significant ways shaped by her thinking, research and writing in this area over the past years and we were able to rely on her knowledge and publications to help substantiate the Principles when it came time to draft the accompanying legal Commentary. While the Principles and the accompanying Commentary were a truly joint effort, there is no doubt that Salomon made an essential contribution….'

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