Raquel Rolnik

Disability Benefit Changes Bring UN Probe Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Politics

The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith's disability benefit changes have led to "grave or systemic violations...

UK Must Constructively Engage with UN Expert on Violence Against Women

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rosa Freedman

In 2014 Rashida Manjoo, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, will visit the UK to conduct a fact-finding mission and report on human r...

Coalition Rage At 'Partisan' UN Call To End Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

United Nations investigator Raquel Rolnik's report on UK housing, in which she calls on the government to scrap the bedroom tax, has been attacked by ...

UN Slams 'Xenophobic' British Tabloids

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

The United Nations has slammed the "xenophobic" British tabloids for the way they treated a Brazilian official who criticised the controversial 'bedro...

Don't Hold Your Breath, Chairman Shapps

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

The United Nations has insisted a controversial visit by an inspector who slated the so-called bedroom tax was arranged "in full co-operation" with th...

Abolish the Bedroom Tax?

Kathleen Kelly | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Kathleen Kelly

It's no surprise that media coverage of the UN Special Rapporteur's press conference today has leapt on a recommendation to abolish the spare room subsidy, also referred to as the 'bedroom tax'. If only it were all that simple...

UN Sends In Adviser To Investigate 'Bedroom Tax'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

Raquel Rolnik, a senior United Nations official, is in the UK at the invitation of the government to examine whether the "bedroom tax" will impact on ...