Dr Mark Simpson, Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick and Dr Jed Meers (York) convened the Social Rights, Social Citizenship and the Welfare State Stream for a third successful year and had a record number of submissions. The panel included a guest appearance from Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, who discussed his recent visit to the UK.
Colleagues presented the following papers:
Mark Simpson ‘The Introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland: Some Preliminary Findings’
Sasha Gillespie ‘Caring for the Disabled and Associative Disadvantage: to what Extent are Carers’ Rights as Citizens'
Omar El Masri ‘Urban Street Art and Spaces for Representation in Divided Cities: Beirut and Belfast'
Cira Palli-Aspero ‘The Role of the Historical Method in Social Reconciliation: Understanding Historical Clarification Commissions'