Category Archives: Human Rights and Social Justice

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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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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Economic and social rights in the UK in 2016: A whole year under the UN spotlight… and more is coming

This article was published first by Housing Rights Watch After nearly two years of evidence gathering and interaction with civil society and government officials, last June the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued its Concluding Observations on … 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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La vivienda no ha sido un derecho durante la crisis. ¿Lo será después?

Según datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística, la cantidad de hipotecas concedidas aumentó casi un 22% entre julio de 2014 y el mismo mes de 2015, hasta llegar a las 21.863 operaciones. Este número está todavía lejos de las 130.000 … Continue reading

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Dear fellow jurists, human rights are about politics, and that’s perfectly fine

For decades, the global human rights community has seen human rights as a matter of law, mostly international law. Economic, social and cultural rights, however, are meant to be progressively realized making use of all available resources. The violations approach … Continue reading

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Right to housing in Spain: What have the Romans ever done for us?

Should we say thousands, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands? I must admit we were not sure how to start the report Evicted Rights: Right to Housing and Mortgage Evictions in Spain, published by Amnesty International – Spain on … Continue reading

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