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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Katieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFlegg, Aidanen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis briefing document has been prepared for the Nuffield Foundation project on ‘Access to Justice for Social Rights: Addressing the Accountability Gap’, led by Dr Katie Boyle. It forms the second part of four briefings that explore and explain the international legal obligation to provide the rights to food, housing, and social security. This briefing provides an overview of the right to social security in the UK, with further information directly relating to its three devolved nations. Social security, through its redistributive character, plays an important role in poverty reduction and alleviation, prevents social exclusion, and promotes social inclusion. It is a key component of international human rights law generally, but in particular, for economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. ESC rights cover rights relating housing, employment, heath care, education, and an adequate standard of living. They more broadly protect marginalised and vulnerable groups such as those living in poverty, women, disabled persons, children, the elderly, migrants and so on. ESC rights are also often overlooked in the UK’s legal systems and so require further exploration to ensure they are properly accounted for and implemented into domestic law.en_UK
dc.relationBoyle K & Flegg A (2022) The Right to Social Security in the UK - An Explainer [Briefing - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Part Two]. Nuffield Foundation. Access to Justice For Social Rights: Addressing The Accountability Gap. London.en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAccess to Justice For Social Rights: Addressing The Accountability Gapen_UK
dc.rightsAuthors retain copyright. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.en_UK
dc.titleThe Right to Social Security in the UK - An Explaineren_UK
dc.title.alternativeBriefing - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Part Twoen_UK
dc.typeResearch Reporten_UK
dc.contributor.sponsorNuffield Foundationen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe Nuffield Foundationen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectAccess to Justice for Social Rights: Addressing the Accountability Gapen_UK
rioxxterms.apcnot requireden_UK
rioxxterms.typeTechnical Reporten_UK
local.rioxx.authorBoyle, Katie|0000-0002-5078-8620en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFlegg, Aidan|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectJUS/43963|The Nuffield Foundation|en_UK
local.rioxx.filename03_Briefing2_The Right to Social Security in the UK_18MAY22.pdfen_UK
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