The UK must protect economic and social rights

“As wisely observed by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, at the end of his UK visit in November 2018, the UK has an opportunity to “reimagine what this country should represent and how it protects its people. The legislative recognition of social rights should be a central part of that reimagining”. The UK needs an Economic and Social Rights Act more than ever to waterproof people’s rights and social protection from the effects of austerity – and from Brexit.” Read more

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