Friday 11 July 2014
Writing for The Jewish Chronicle, Professor Geralding Van Bueren QC says that “it is time for British Jewry to join the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury in speaking out about poverty. We should feel secure enough in ourselves as a community to publicise widely the work done by us and to call for governments to honour the legal commitments they have made to reduce poverty”. She explains that “Judaism and international human rights law have much in common, although (to borrow from Michael Caine) not a lot of people know this. Both are higher forms of law, and both reinforce each other in matters of poverty”.