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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.

Human Rights: Not a Game

Download our new free resource today to help talk about human rights in your community!

In the card game you’ll work as a team to explore your everyday rights. 

Because when we claim the right to talk about rights, we can make change happen. 

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We are the only UK-wide civil society organisation focusing on the human rights of everyday life: our economic, social and cultural rights.

Our 2023-25 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.

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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.

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On 8 November 2023 we hosted a major conference in Westminster, ‘Everyday human rights – the route to a better UK.

Five years on from the then UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston’s visit to the UK, we heard from speakers on the state of poverty, inequality, and human rights in the UK.

Check out the report, speaker presentations and videos from the day.

Cost-of-living crisis: #OurRightsNow

We are living in an era of crisis. The latest, the cost-of-living crisis, is leaving many of us hungry, cold, and destitute. 

This is a human rights issue: the UK Government is failing in its obligation to protect our rights. 

It’s time for change: economic, social, and cultural rights must become part of our domestic law. Join the campaign for #OurRightsNow.


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