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Read all our case summaries below. These accessible summaries of judgments illustrate how economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) are considered in UK courts.

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Abortion in Northern Ireland

In the matter of an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review (NI) [2018] UKSC 27.

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The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in Scots Law

Bringing this Convention into law in Scotland could be transformative in terms of how the government and public authorities make laws and decide polices impacting on the lives of children and young people.

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The benefit cap

On 18 March 2015 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in a case that challenged the lawfulness of the Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012.

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The two child limit

In July 2021 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in a case that focused on the ‘two child limit’ of child tax credit. The Court decided the case based on rights contained within the European Convention on Human Rights.