Jamie Burton addresses Judges, lawyers and academics at ICJ in Geneva on UK compliance with economic, social and cultural rights

05.12.14 | |

Having been invited by the International Commission of Jurists to represent the UK at its 5th Forum of Judges and Lawyers, Jamie set out the impact of austerity and the government's deficit reduction plan on the UK's capability and willingness to meet its international obligations, particularly in respect of the rights of the poorest and vulnerable in society.  He also addressed the generic issues that common law countries face when dealing with economic and social rights.  Members of the audience include Supreme Court Judges from many different countries and the current Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

Jamie's talk will be posted here shortly.

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