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


Colm O'Cinneide


University College London - Faculty of Laws

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: Human Rights

JEL Classification: K10, K30


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Date posted: March 30, 2009 ; Last revised: October 1, 2013

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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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