It had occurred to me that IDS / Coalition plans to put people on benefits to work could cause a few Human Rights issues. Kris, who commented, suggested that we look at Article 4 ! I may do some proper thinking and research on this shortly…..
Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits slavery and forced labour. Conscription, national service, prison labour, service exacted in cases of emergency or calamity, and “normal civic obligations” are excepted from these definitions.
|“||Article 4 – Prohibition of slavery and forced labour1. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. 2. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour. 3. For the purpose of this article the term “forced or compulsory labour” shall not include: