The Problem Of Human Rights Law

1361 WordsMar 23, 20156 Pages
This essay will argue that human rights law is not completely of no assistance in dealing with homelessness. However, it will discuss its deficiencies in dealing with homelessness. It will focus on how the human Rights law influences decision making policies in protecting and preventing new range of homelessness, this will be discussed from the United Nations perspectives. It will also emphasize on the provisions and the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) on the domestic law in relation to the issue of homelessness, likewise the emergence of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), its effect in dealing with homelessness in the United Kingdom, with reference to the case law. This paper will also compare and elaborate on the effect of the anti-squatter legislation ‘Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, (LASPO)’ to the Criminal law Act 1977. Moreover, it will analyse the effect of criminalisation of the squatters in our society and its contradiction to Human Rights law. The effect of the Human Rights law on public authorities will be discussed in relation to International Human Rights perspectives, i.e. the intervention of the United Nations in protecting the anti-homelessness legislations in various countries, as we see in United Kingdom, Australia and Hungary. It will finally conclude by acknowledge the facts that, although the Human Rights law in some aspects curtailed to a certain degree the escalation of homelessness by protecting

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