Tag Archives: United Kingdom (UK)

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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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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Open letter from a Eurocitizen living in London: Brits, vote for #Brexit.

This post was published first in Open Democracy. I have lived in England for nearly five years, mostly in London, but for personal reasons I have also become familiar with other parts of the country as well. I have always … Continue reading

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What the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta tells us about Britain’s idea of human rights

Yesterday, 15 June, Britain celebrated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The text proclaimed some of what we now call “human rights”, related to fair trial and the rule of law. It was meant to be a peace treaty between … Continue reading

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