UK urgently needs to make sure social rights are protected writes Professor Geraldine Van Bueren in News Statesman article
The UK urgently needs to make sure social rights are protected, writes Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC for New Statesman. “Fifty years ago this month the United Nations presciently adopted a treaty creating legal safety nets for vulnerable communities facing the effects of austerity in wealthier democracies,” she says. “Although this treaty applies to all countries, rich and poor, in prosperity or austerity, this anniversary provides a timely reminder that the treaty has much to offer both those who are just managing and those who are unable to manage.”
- 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).