Social Protection

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...
Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Following on from Paul Scott’s post, this contribution will consider how the Supreme Court in SG dealt with the ...
The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

A prominent element of the UK coalition government’s deficit-reduction strategy (in rhetorical terms, if not ...
An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

On 22 November 2014, the Oxford Law Faculty and Wadham College organised the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford ...
Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

There is a growing international focus on social protection in the developing world while at the same time, ...
Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Property Rights, Pension Claims, and the Problematic Features of the ECtHR’s Proportionality Review

Although less mind-blowing than other recent Strasbourg judgments, the case of Stefanetti and Others v. Italy is ...
‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has introduced the biggest changes to state welfare since the establishment of the ...
Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom's continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom's continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

On 29 January 2014, the European Committee of Social Rights found, yet again, that the United Kingdom is in ...
Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom’s continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom’s continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

On 29 January 2014, the European Committee of Social Rights found, yet again, that the United Kingdom is in ...
Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

On 17 December 2013, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong unanimously allowed the appeal of Madam Kong in Kong ...
The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, is reputed to have said: ‘If you tell a lie big ...
Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

On 5 November 2013, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and ...

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