Budgeting for Social Housing in Northern Ireland: A Human Rights Analysis

83 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2010

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Mira Dutschke

Queen's University Belfast

Eoin Rooney

Queen's University Belfast

Aoife Nolan

University of Nottingham - School of Law

Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Colin Harvey

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Date Written: August 22, 2010

Abstract

This research examines the funding of social housing in Northern Ireland from a human rights perspective. In doing so, it assesses selected aspects of the social housing budget against the budget-specific obligations stemming from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). It thus serves as a useful example of how a human rights-based budget analysis framework can be applied in practice to evaluate state compliance with its human rights obligations. Emerging from an independent academic research project, this study’s findings are intended to support advocacy efforts and human rights-compliant political and public sector decision-making.

Keywords: Socio-Economic Rights, Economic and Social Rights, Welfare Rights, Budgets, Public Finance, ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, Housing, Right to Adequate Housing

Suggested Citation

Dutschke, Mira and Rooney, Eoin and Nolan, Aoife and O'Connell, Rory and Harvey, Colin, Budgeting for Social Housing in Northern Ireland: A Human Rights Analysis (August 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1663234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1663234

Mira Dutschke

Queen's University Belfast ( email )

25 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Eoin Rooney

Queen's University Belfast

25 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Aoife Nolan (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham - School of Law ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

HOME PAGE: http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/

Colin Harvey

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

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