Author Archives: Rights in Context

International human rights bodies have said it loud and clear: We need clear targets to reduce child poverty

This article was published first by Huffington Post The UK needs clear targets to reduce and eventually put an end to child poverty. This is the purpose of a Private Members’ Bill sponsored by Dan Jarvis MP. The Bill places … Continue reading

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Una pregunta desde el Reino Unido: ¿Por qué España no es nativista como las demás?

Este artículo fue publicado primero en El Huffington Post El populismo xenófobo lleva años acechándonos. Ya se ha adueñado de Estados Unidos y de Hungría, apretó a Austria, y ahora amenaza en Francia, Holanda y Alemania. España por ahora parece … Continue reading

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Equality matters to human rights. We need a socio-economic duty.

This article was first published in the blog of The Equality Trust The UK is one of the most unequal societies in Europe. Even though decreasing unemployment and low inflation have reduced income inequality for now, unfair taxes, stagnant incomes … Continue reading

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After 50 years, it’s time to close the gap between different human rights

It was the moment the UN General Assembly changed the face of international human rights law. Fifty years ago, on December 16 1966, the assembly passed a single resolution containing two new treaties: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and … Continue reading

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Britons’ fear of migration is not only anti-factual; it is also comparatively disproportionate

This article was published first in Left Foot Forward I recently attended an event organised by the Foreign Policy Centre in partnership with the European Commission’s representation in the UK. The title could hardly be more topical: “Examining the EU’s … Continue reading

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The UK government cannot reconcile austerity measures with human rights

Authors: Jamie Burton, Alice Donald and Koldo Casla This article was published in Open Global Rights (Open Democracy) A UN Committee of independent experts recently issued a harshly worded report on the extent to which public authorities have been complying with … Continue reading

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Months ago I called for a vote out. Why did you have to listen, Britain? Why???

Last February, I wrote a short piece praising British humour and weather, thanking London for hosting me and, yes, asking Brits to vote for Brexit. The text was full of irony, and I warned the reader that I would not … Continue reading

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