Civil Rights Vs Social Rights

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What are the differences in protection between civil and political rights on the one hand, and social and economic rights on the other hand, on the basis of Article 2 ICCPR and Article 2 ICESCR?

The 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (hereinafter “ICESCR”), along with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”), and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, (hereinafter (“ICCPR”) form the International Bill of Human Rights. In accordance with the UDHR, the Covenants emphansize ... the ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom and freedom from fear and want can be achieved only if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy
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It states:
“Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take steps, individually and through international assistance and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realisation of the rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures.”
Each State must take steps to the maximum of its available resources to achieve progressively the full realization of the rights in the ICESCR. Everyone is entitled to the same rights without discrimination of any
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Civil and political rights are rights that can be implemented and protected immediately within states. The powers at be merely need to adopt a change in principles and values to realize the implementation of the rights. States should not interfere arbitrarily with these rights, which is right and proper. These rights should be allowed to flourish, and only when under threat should the state intervene to protect the right. This means the involvement of the state is kept minimal in order to censure people enjoy fully their civil and political rights. Too much government involvement in the active implementation of the rights would be counterproductive to the nature of the
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