Unfortunately the UN as no teeth, so the UK can ignore this report. The UK Government do not even need to debate it unless there is a petition which gains over 100,000 signatures, can I use this post to create one.
Recently there was an extremely damning report published by the United Nations committee on economic and cultural rights. It confirmed the the Uk governments austerity measures are indeed in breach of their obligations to the human rights of citizens living in the uk. Although mentioned in the mainstream press, it hasn’t been given enough attention, however I do feel that it is time that we spoke about this, it’s am important issue that should not be swept under the carpet.
The report considers a number of areas, all of which are drastically important to our everyday life, and the life of the poorest. It covers factors such as, foodbanks, unemployment rates, the housing crisis, mental health care and discrimination against migrants and the disabled.
In its report the committee reminds the government of their obligations and actively calls upon them to make the changes required. Sadly I fear that this…
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