Poverty in the UK is violating human rights. What’s next? – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted July 9th, 2019 in human rights, news, poverty, reports by sally

‘Last week, we presented the findings of our investigation into poverty in the United Kingdom to the UN Human Rights Council. Some have asked why the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty would visit the UK, the fifth largest economy in the world. But 14 million people live in poverty, and in recent years the UK has seen a rise in poverty among many groups, including children and pensioners, as well as alarming increases in homelessness, foodbanks, and in-work poverty. Since 2010, widespread and regressive cuts to social support under the rubric of austerity have made life worse for too many and have violated the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 5th July 2019

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk