Penalisation of Poverty (2011)

The report analyses several laws, regulations and practices that punish, segregate, control and undermine the autonomy of persons living in poverty. Such measures have been adopted with increasing frequency over the past three decades, intensifying in recent years owing to the economic and financial crises, and now represent a serious threat to the enjoyment of human rights by persons living in poverty. The ways in which States and social forces penalise those living in poverty are interconnected and multidimensional, and cannot be analysed in isolation.

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