Equality for all?

13 June 2012

A new article by Sarah Spencer and Jason Pobjoy examines how the UK government's claim of "equality for all" extends to migrants' reality.

The article, 'Equality for All? The Relationship Between Immigration Status and the Allocation of Rights in the United Kingdom' was published in the European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 2 (2012). 

The authors argue that international and regional human rights law pertaining to non-discrimintation and equality provide a structured framework to consider the extent to which any differential treatment between citizens and migrants, or between different categories of migrants, can be justified.

This approach, they suggest, is consistent with international and European human rights law, while also reflecting the wider moral, economic and social benefits associated with the advancement of equality.