Socio-economic rights raise many complex challenges to the traditional understanding of the nature of human rights, the role of courts in democratic society and the nature of remedies. The sophisticated and constructive solutions developed by the fore most thinkers to fully recognize socio-economic rights are drawn together in this research review. They demonstrate how traditional concepts and obstacles can be re-characteried and modified to ensure respect for the indivisibility of human rights. This research review provides crucial insights into the emerging and perennial challenges to socio-economic rights. It is an ideal resource for those new to the study of socio-economic rights, academics and policy-makers and all those interested in using human rights to achieve social justice.