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The Resource Homelessness and the law : constitution, criminal law and human rights, G.J. Vonk & A. Tollenaar (eds.)

Homelessness and the law : constitution, criminal law and human rights, G.J. Vonk & A. Tollenaar (eds.)

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Homelessness and the law : constitution, criminal law and human rights
Title
Homelessness and the law
Title remainder
constitution, criminal law and human rights
Statement of responsibility
G.J. Vonk & A. Tollenaar (eds.)
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eng
Summary
Ever since Dickens wrote his great novels we know that homelessness and the law are closely related. The relationship has not always been a good one for the individuals concerned. Now we have a welfare state and much has improved. The prevention of homelessness and the protection of the homeless has become a constitutional imperative. Yet this does not mean to say that the law always works in favour of the inclusion and emancipation of the homeless. Rigid exclusions remain, in particular for immigrants and repressive responses are on the rise. In the meantime courts soften the worse consequences of these policies by offering human rights remedies. This book brings together a selection of legal issues relating to the plight of the homeless. They are placed under the headings of: constitution, repression, immigration and human rights. The chapters give a unique insight into the latest policy developments in developed countries. The chapters cover legal issues in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and seven member states of the European Union. The overall conclusion is that homelessness creates a curious paradox in our legal orders. The same system that is responsible for exclusions and repression (in terms of national positive law) calls for the protection of the victims of these practices (in terms of human rights guarantees)--Page 4 of cover
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ERASA
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1978-
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  • Vonk, G. J.
  • Tollenaar, A.
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  • Homelessness
  • Homeless persons
  • Human rights
Label
Homelessness and the law : constitution, criminal law and human rights, G.J. Vonk & A. Tollenaar (eds.)
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Publication
Note
A selection of the best papers written by Groningen law students on the subject (Preface)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234)
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Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Homelessness and the law : a general introduction / Gijsbert Vonk -- Part II. Homelessness as a constitutional challenge -- 2. Homelessness, constitution and governance / Albertjan Tollenaar -- 3. The legal infrastructure to combat homelessness in the Czech Republic / Katerina Benasova -- 4. The right to housing as a constitutional imperative : the situation in Canada / Elizabeth Perreault -- Part III. Homelessness, public order and criminal law -- 5. Tackling anti-social behaviour and homelessness with exclusion orders in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Wales / Michel Vols & Dewi Duran -- 6. Down and under : criminal law enforcement and treatment programmes in Australia / Andrew Fletcher -- 7. Is begging a crime? : a case from the Netherlands / Koen Bandsma -- 8. Is the threat of homelessness a relevant factor in sentencing? / Miko van der Veen -- Part IV. Homelessness and immigration -- 9. Access to social assistance for EU citizens in Germany / Valentin Günther -- 10. Swiss social assistance for foreign nationals / Delphine Poussin -- 11. What does the right to housing in the United Kingdom entail and can it be said to be fair and non-discriminatory / Sarah Wallace -- 12. Rightlessness under the rule of law in the Netherlands? : on the position of non-returnable foreign nationals in the Netherlands / Sybren Koopmans -- 13. The impact of criminalisation of illegal stay on the living conditions of undocumented migrants / Dennis Ros -- Part V. Human rights responses and access to justice -- 14. The effectiveness of EU law in protecting housing rights in the area of credit agreements relating to residential property / Jochem de Kok -- 15. Homelessness and access to justice in the UK / Anna Willis -- 16. Homelessness and access to justice in the Netherlands / Rieneke Roorda -- Case law
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9789462400948
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875151705
Label
Homelessness and the law : constitution, criminal law and human rights, G.J. Vonk & A. Tollenaar (eds.)
Publication
Note
A selection of the best papers written by Groningen law students on the subject (Preface)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Homelessness and the law : a general introduction / Gijsbert Vonk -- Part II. Homelessness as a constitutional challenge -- 2. Homelessness, constitution and governance / Albertjan Tollenaar -- 3. The legal infrastructure to combat homelessness in the Czech Republic / Katerina Benasova -- 4. The right to housing as a constitutional imperative : the situation in Canada / Elizabeth Perreault -- Part III. Homelessness, public order and criminal law -- 5. Tackling anti-social behaviour and homelessness with exclusion orders in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Wales / Michel Vols & Dewi Duran -- 6. Down and under : criminal law enforcement and treatment programmes in Australia / Andrew Fletcher -- 7. Is begging a crime? : a case from the Netherlands / Koen Bandsma -- 8. Is the threat of homelessness a relevant factor in sentencing? / Miko van der Veen -- Part IV. Homelessness and immigration -- 9. Access to social assistance for EU citizens in Germany / Valentin Günther -- 10. Swiss social assistance for foreign nationals / Delphine Poussin -- 11. What does the right to housing in the United Kingdom entail and can it be said to be fair and non-discriminatory / Sarah Wallace -- 12. Rightlessness under the rule of law in the Netherlands? : on the position of non-returnable foreign nationals in the Netherlands / Sybren Koopmans -- 13. The impact of criminalisation of illegal stay on the living conditions of undocumented migrants / Dennis Ros -- Part V. Human rights responses and access to justice -- 14. The effectiveness of EU law in protecting housing rights in the area of credit agreements relating to residential property / Jochem de Kok -- 15. Homelessness and access to justice in the UK / Anna Willis -- 16. Homelessness and access to justice in the Netherlands / Rieneke Roorda -- Case law
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9789462400948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875151705

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