Contemporary developments in the collective protection of social rights

International human rights law, including the field of social rights, relies fundamentally in the technique of legal rights. Given this technique’s limitations to the protection of social rights, where the protected interest is collective rather than individual, this presentation looks at collective mechanisms of social rights protection. The goal of this presentation is to take stock of contemporary forms of collective protection of social rights, identifying its most salient features. The findings of this research are instrumental to the question: what are the opportunities and challenges in contemporary mechanisms of collective protection of social rights?