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dc.contributor.authorPavee Point Travellers Centre
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T08:55:30Z
dc.date.available2012-10-16T08:55:30Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248955
dc.descriptionPavee Point is a non-government organisation, which is committed to human rights for Travellers and Roma. The organisation comprises Travellers, Roma and members of the majority population working in partnership to address the needs of Travellers and Roma, who as minority ethnic groups experience exclusion and marginalisation. Travellers and Roma are among the most marginalised groups in Irish society and along with other marginalised groups have been disproportionately impacted by austerity measures. In this context, Pavee Point’s priority for the next budget is ensuring adequate incomes of the poorest individuals and families, along with the availability of high quality, intercultural public services. This entails the application of equality, anti-racist and human rights principles to budget decision-making. Given the role that the community sector plays in supporting marginalised groups, this budget should also support and invest in community sector initiatives that support Roma and Traveller inclusion. Pavee Point acknowledges the serious financial situation in which Ireland finds itself and the obligations that Ireland has to the EU/ECB/IMF. It is clear that tough budgetary decisions will have to be taken. In this context, we welcome the restatement of the commitment to protect the most vulnerable in the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support for Ireland. We also want to note Ireland’s human rights obligations and duties to ensure people have access to rights such as education, health and accommodation in a non-discriminatory manner. Likewise, as outlined in General Comment No 19 on the Right to Social Security, the State must ensure sufficient access to a social security scheme to provide a minimum level of payment as to enable people ‘to acquire essential health care, basic shelter and housing, water and sanitation, foodstuffs, and the most basic forms of education.’ While the human rights framework and treaty documents clarify that State actions can only take place within the context of available resources, it is important to ensure that decisions made in relation to the use of these available resources are based on human rights principles, including non-discrimination.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPavee Point Travellers Centreen_GB
dc.subjectTRAVELLERS AND GYPSIESen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.subjectFINANCEen_GB
dc.titlePavee Point pre-budget 2013 reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T23:55:28Z


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