The dissertation must explicitly address social and/or economic rights as they are expressed in international human rights law, domestic constitutions or legislation, or by nongovernmental organizations, or social movements.
Economic and social rights are those rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, articles 22 to 28, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as other international human rights treaties. This includes, but is not limited to, the rights to decent work, education, health, social protection, an adequate standard of living (including the rights to food, water, sanitation, and housing), and the benefits of science.
The dissertation may address social and economic rights generally or focus on particular rights or elements of these rights. It may be in any field, including but not limited to, humanities, social sciences, sciences, law, policy, or an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary field.