United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights visit to the UK: submission of evidence

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Abstract

The potential for sufficiently severe poverty to undermine an individual’s human rights is recognised by the UK judiciary and legal academics. But the UK’s human rights regime privileges the (mainly civil and political) rights in the ECHR above the economic and social rights protected by other treaties, hindering human rights law from fulfilling its potential to protect against poverty. Social rights instruments are likely to remain legally marginal unless incorporated into domestic law. Nonetheless, the UK has undertaken to respect, protect and fulfil certain rights and should be held accountable for success or failure to do so. The Special Rapporteur’s visit provides a vehicle for such accountability and, potentially, for raising the profile of social rights.
Original languageEnglish
TypeSubmission of evidence
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

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    Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights fact-finding visit to United Kingdom

    Mark Simpson (Participant)

    10 Nov 2018

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    Conditionality as moral hazard

    Grainne Mc Keever (Speaker)

    5 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Welfare conditionality, homelessness and the law

    Grainne Mc Keever (Speaker)

    6 Nov 2018

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Brexit, the Irish border and social security rights

    McKeever, G., 19 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Social Security Law. 25, 1, p. 34-55 22 p.

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    Brexit and devolved social security in Scotland: a tale of two referenda

    Simpson, M., 19 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Social Security Law. 25, 1, p. 56-73

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