|Title||A National Treasure? The Role of Civil Society in Promoting and Enforcing Human Rights in the United Kingdom|
A negative climate towards civil society organisations (CSOs) has been noticeable within the United Kingdom, in recent years, making it more difficult to engage in human rights campaigning and advocacy work. This is a consequence of a series of laws and policies that have failed to respect the function of CSOs as political and social watchdogs. This article reflects on the various changes, and the impact on the advocacy work of CSOs particularly those that work on social and economic rights and were impacted by the government's austerity agenda.
|Keywords||Social and economic rights, civil society and austerity|
|Journal||Journal of Human Rights Practice|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
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