It is a matter of urgency to examine what specific state duties derive from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, says Stokke. Even though state obligations have not diminished in the human rights area, but rather increased due to many human rights conventions, in this article he argiues that moral state responsibility for acting upon these obligations has not, and will suggest a strategy for how the sense of responsibility can be heightened.

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