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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 third part of four briefings that explore and explain the international legal obligation to provide the rights to food, housing, and social security. This briefing explains what the right to adequate housing means in terms of international and regional law and how this can be understood domestically at both a devolved and national level. It explains what the right to adequate housing means, why both the devolved regions and the UK have an obligation to provide the right and why it is important to do so, and how this could be best realised within the context at the national level and each devolved nation. In particular, the briefing sets out the different means of legal incorporation. This means exploring the ways that we can incorporate and enforce the right in our own domestic laws. In other words, how can the UK best protect the right to adequate housing? The importance of ensuring a human rights-based approach to housing should not be underestimated. It is a key component of international human rights law, and in particular, economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. ESC rights cover rights including housing, employment, heath care, education, and an adequate standard of living. They more broadly protect marginalised groups such as those living in poverty, women, children, the elderly, disabled persons, migrants and so on. ESC rights are also often overlooked in the UK’s legal systems, including at the devolved level, and so require further exploration to ensure that they are properly implemented into domestic law (known as incorporation). Housing is also a devolved area, meaning Wales, Northern Ireland (NI), and Scotland all have powers to implement and effect changes to housing policy and practice.en_UK
dc.relationBoyle K & Flegg A (2022) The Right to Adequate Housing in the UK - An Explainer [Briefing - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Part Three]. 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 Adequate Housing in the UK - An Explaineren_UK
dc.title.alternativeBriefing - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Part Threeen_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
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