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Allison Corkery

2018-19 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity

Socioeconomic rights enshrined internationally in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago are increasingly animating US campaigns against inequality.

Writing on Inequality.org, the blog of the Institute for Policy Studies, Allison Corkery reflects on the anniversary of a landmark document and the economic and social rights essential for human dignity. She argues that “understanding economic inequality as a cause and a consequence of human rights violations has the potential to be transformative”.

Read Allison’s blog on Inequality.org

Allison Corkery is a 2018-19 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity.