Socio-Economic Rights

Scrapping s 21: The need for secure private tenancies in England and Wales

Scrapping s 21: The need for secure private tenancies in England and Wales

In a victory for tenants’ rights campaigners, the UK Government has announced it will consult on repealing s 21 of ...
Capping Economic Inequalities

Capping Economic Inequalities

Last week, the UK Supreme Court in DA, DS and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions upheld a series of ...
The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 asks public authorities to actively consider the way in which their policies and
Legal Gaps in Securing Customary Land Rights in Zambia

Legal Gaps in Securing Customary Land Rights in Zambia

The Asa Lato & 30 others case provides an opportunity for Zambia’s High Court to review legal gaps related to ...
Human Rights, Participation and the 2030 Agenda

Human Rights, Participation and the 2030 Agenda

Four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, embedded human rights principles are under strain. ...
The Dollars and Cents of Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles on Economic Reform and Human Rights

The Dollars and Cents of Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles on Economic Reform and Human Rights

Whoever would have predicted that the cutting edge of human rights work would take us to ‘Automatic Exchange of ...
Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of ...
Socio-Economic Rights and Land Reform in Scotland: Learning from South Africa

Socio-Economic Rights and Land Reform in Scotland: Learning from South Africa

Balancing the property rights of landowners with the socio-economic rights of communities and tenants has developed
Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many ...
Makangwane: A Fight for Effective Relief to Historic Injustice

Makangwane: A Fight for Effective Relief to Historic Injustice

Learners at Makangwane Secondary School in Limpopo, South Africa have for too long been deprived of their ...
Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

On Monday, 23 July 2018, over 20,000 residents of Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi woke up to the rude ...
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...

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