Extreme poverty and human rights

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report by United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, following a visit to nine cities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Key findings of the report include: many of the recent changes to social support in the UK have had a disparate impact on children. Key recommendations include: Brexit negotiations present an opportunity to examine current social policy and identify what measures can be taken to protect the most vulnerable, particularly children.

Source: OHCHR  Date: 16 November 2018

Further information: Statement on visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (PDF)