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UK should adopt pioneering Scottish homelessness law

UK should adopt pioneering Scottish homelessness law (Refuge / Emergency Accommodation)

News by administrator @, Wednesday, June 03, 2009, 18:59

Housing should be classed as 'an enforceable right' across UK as in Scotland, recommends Geneva committee;

A pioneering Scottish law on homelessness that makes housing "an enforceable right" should be adopted throughout the UK, a United Nations report on social issues has urged.

The report by the organisation's Geneva-based Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights also criticises the discriminatory impact of Britain's counter-terror legislation, the low level of rape prosecutions and "unsafe working conditions" for migrant workers in Britain. It also calls for young workers to be given the same minimum wage as those over 21 and says that paternity leave is inadequate.

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