Social Protection

The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

Families who have a third child born after 6 April 2017 will not receive child tax credits for the third child ...
Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and ...
The State Made Informalisation of Women Workers: A Case Study into Care Workers in South Korea’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 46

The State Made Informalisation of Women Workers: A Case Study into Care Workers in South Korea’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 46

When women are seen first as caregivers and only second as breadwinners, care jobs can then be more easily devalued.
The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

In February 2017, I was invited to be an ‘expert adviser’ for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) ‘Justice ...
Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Welfare benefit law and policy has seen considerable controversy over the last few years, as existing benefits are ...
Homeless at Home: Forced Internal Displacement In India

Homeless at Home: Forced Internal Displacement In India

In September 2017, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSP), which was designated as ...
Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, was introduced in the lower house of the Irish Parliament at ...
Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

When the private housing sector fails the State must use its resources to provide alternative housing, according ...
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:  The Promise and Reality of U.S. Tax Reform

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:  The Promise and Reality of U.S. Tax Reform

The U.S. tax reform law is dangerous for poor and lower middle-class families.  Superficially, this legislation ...
Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare ...
Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

In Osungu and Lokongo v. France (delivered on 8/9/2015), the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) rejected ...
High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

On 30 June 2015 the High Court in Belfast ruled [2015] NIQB 59 that the Northern Irish Executive failed its ...

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