A Modest Proposal: Destitution, State Responsibility and the European Convention on Human Rights
University College London - Faculty of Laws
August 30, 2008
Through a full analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, this article proposes that state action or inaction which results in individuals being exposed to destitution, degrading living conditions or similar manifestations of extreme poverty should, in certain specific and limited circumstances, be recognised as constituting a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Human Rights
JEL Classification: K10, K30working papers series
Date posted: March 30, 2009 ; Last revised: May 6, 2009
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