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A right to housing should be part of UK law says Professor Geraldine Van Bueren


With homelessness on the increase, the UK should follow the Netherlands, Ireland, Brazil and India where a right to housing is enshrined in law, argues Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC in The Guardian. “Homelessness has increased by almost a third in England and, with generation rent sleeping on sofas and over-40s locked out of mortgage finance, the need for a radical rethink of housing policy is urgent,” she writes.

  • Geraldine Van Bueren QC is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)



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