A Modest Proposal: Destitution, State Responsibility and the European Convention on Human Rights

21 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last revised: 1 Oct 2013

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Colm O'Cinneide

University College London - Faculty of Laws; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: August 30, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Human Rights

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

O'Cinneide, Colm, A Modest Proposal: Destitution, State Responsibility and the European Convention on Human Rights (August 30, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1370241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1370241

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