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About Smriti Upadhyay

Smriti Upadhyay is working as a researcher at the International Council on Human Rights Policy and has degrees in Economics and an LLM in Law and Human Rights. She is conducting doctoral research on the penalisation of poverty from a sociological perspective.

Articles by Smriti Upadhyay

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Governing poverty: risking rights

The regime of controls, conditionalities and sanctions that characterise the governance of poverty - in stark contrast to laissez faire financial governance - threatens the rights and the dignity of those it ostensibly protects, say Kate Donald and Smriti Upadhyay
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