17 October marks UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This post sets out the background to the decision in the high court last month to grant CAJ leave to judicially review the Northern Ireland Executive over its alleged failure to adopt an anti poverty strategy based on objective need. Following the 2006 St…Continue reading The background to CAJs legal challenge to the Anti-Poverty Strategy
Do human rights matter in the fight against poverty?
The following is a short excerpt from a lecture I gave yesterday to international development students at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. It is adapted from a colleague’s work and the full text is available on request. Let me begin with the story of Rosie. South Africa has one of the most progressive laws…Continue reading Do human rights matter in the fight against poverty?