Poonam Shokar


Poonam Shokar is a doctoral candidate of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her research specialises in examining the impact of austerity within public policy practices in housing and social security provision of the UK and Ireland.

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Will COVID-19 usher on another decade of austerity within the United Kingdom? What does this mean for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR)?

A Brief Background As of April 28th 2020, there had been 21,678 COVID-19 related deaths within UK hospitals, bringing the scale of the UK pandemic on par with that of Italy, France, Spain and the US. The slow rate of decline has led to the government stating that lockdown will be imposed for an indefinite period…

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