Government regulation, Company systems management, Epidemics -- Economic aspects, Epidemics -- Control, Epidemics -- United States, Domestic economic assistance -- Laws, regulations and rules, Domestic economic assistance -- Political aspects, and Domestic economic assistance -- Information management
When COVID-19 swept through the country in March, economic assistance agencies felt the crushing weight of the pandemic immediately. Seemingly overnight, they had to close their lobbies, limit interactions, shift [...]
Modern Law Review. Sept, 2020, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p929, 26 p.
Duress (Law) -- Laws, regulations and rules, Duress (Law) -- Remedies, Duress (Law) -- Models, Duress (Law) -- Research, Domestic economic assistance -- Laws, regulations and rules, Domestic economic assistance -- Models, Domestic economic assistance -- Research, Government regulation, and Law
Abstract This article discusses welfare-to-work schemes, places schemes with strict conditionality in the theoretical framework of structural injustice, and argues that they may violate human rights law. Welfare-to-work schemes impose obligations on individuals to seek and accept work on the basis that otherwise they will be sanctioned by losing access to social support. The schemes are often presented as the best route out of poverty. However, the system in the UK, characterised by strict conditionality, coerces the poor and disadvantaged into precarious work, and conditions of in-work poverty. Forcing people to work in these conditions creates and sustains widespread and routine structures of exploitation. The article further argues that a framework of 'state-mediated structural injustice' is the best way of explaining the wrong. It finally claims that this injustice violates principles that are enshrined in human rights law, which the authorities have an obligation to examine and address. Article Note: Professor of Human Rights and Labour Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL. I am deeply grateful to Harry Arthurs, Hugh Collins, John Hendy, Jeff King, George Letsas, Maeve McKeown, Guy Mundlak, Amir Paz-Fuchs, Jonathan Wolff, Lea Ypi and three anonymous referees for comments on a draft. Many thanks are also due to Natalie Sedacca for excellent editorial assistance. Earlier versions were presented at a staff seminar at UCL and a seminar of the London Labour Law Discussion Group. Many thanks are due to all participants for comments and suggestions. All URLs were last accessed 14 February 2020. Byline: Virginia Mantouvalou
Government regulation, Domestic economic assistance -- Laws, regulations and rules, Epidemics -- Economic aspects, Epidemics -- United States, Abortion services -- Government finance, and American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Innocent human life is under attack in this country, probably more than ever before. As multiple stories in this March issue of National Right to Life News demonstrate, proabortion Democrats [...]