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We believe everyone deserves to live well and flourish, with our human rights respected, protected, and fulfilled. Protecting economic, social, and cultural rights is essential in creating a fairer and more just society, and that is why we champion these rights.

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Our 2021-22 strategy

Our vision is for a fairer and more just society for all. Find out how we’re working to get there.

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We campaign for economic, social and cultural rights, to make the UK a better place to live, for all of us.

What are economic, social and cultural rights?

Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) are the rights of everyday life, for all of us. They include the right to food, water, housing, work and workers’ rights, social security, health, education, and a healthy environment.

These rights are recognised in international human rights law. But we are living in an uncertain and divided UK in which all human rights are under threat.

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICESCR protects rights such as housing, health and education, those essential conditions needed to live a life of dignity and freedom. Find out more about the review of the UK’s work on these rights that’s currently taking place, 

Our work on

COVID-19 has fostered levels of social solidarity not seen in most of our lifetimes. But it has also laid bare the inequalities that already existed between us. Economic, social and cultural rights have a vital role to play in building a better society.