UN Says Solution to UK Austerity is to Make Poverty Illegal : Global Citizen


After a 12-day tour of the UK, a report from UN envoy Philip Alston has said the UK government’s policy of austerity has inflicted “great misery” on the public.

Alston is what’s known as a “rapporteur,” an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to objectively examine how a country is performing on a certain issue.

During a press release on Friday, Alston said the UK was in potential breach of four UN human rights agreements: women, children, people with disabilities, and economic and social rights.

 

Source: UN Says Solution to UK Austerity is to Make Poverty Illegal : Global Citizen

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