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Protecting economic, social and cultural rights is essential in creating a fairer and more just society. Just Fair exists to champion these rights.

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.

What are human rights?

Our vision is for a fairer and more just society for all.

What WE Do

Increase awareness and understanding of economic, social and cultural rights.

Encourage UK governments and public authorities to respect, protect and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights.

Support individuals and groups to advocate for, and use, economic, social and cultural rights in their work.

our work

RESEARCH

We monitor the UK Government’s compliance with its international and domestic human rights obligations. We do primary and secondary research to write reports and submit evidence to inquiries. Our research is publicly available.

CAMPAIGNS

We hold the UK Government and public authorities to account by ensuring that law, policy and practice comply with international and domestic human rights obligations. One of our main campaigns is #1forEquality which focuses on the implementation of Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships are part of who we are. We work with national and international charities, local community groups, academic institutions, and many others, to raise awareness of ESCR and build momentum behind the movement, promoting justice for all.

Movement building

Just Fair works to build a movement of people claiming their economic, social and cultural rights. Previously, this work took place under the Social Rights Alliance project.

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our values

Registered as a charity since 2010, our mission is to lead and inspire work to protect economic, social, and cultural rights in the UK.

Human rights

We believe in the inherent dignity and equality of all people. All of us deserve to live well and flourish, with our human rights respected, protected, and fulfilled. We recognise that people may experience multiple forms of discrimination, and we challenge all forms of inequality, including structural inequalities. Equality and human rights are both aims in themselves.

Accountability

We work in an open, honest, accountable, andtransparent way with all of our stakeholders. Our work is of a high standard and is informed by the best expertise, knowledge, and evidence. We take responsibility for our actions and believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions and obligations to uphold human rights.

Solidarity

We stand in solidarity with those of us who are subject to injustice. We have a responsibility to strive for the promotion and observance of human rights, demonstrating our mutual commitment and obligations to each other and strengthening our collective voice.

UN special consultative status

We are an organisation in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2023.

This allows us to more fully participate in the UN human rights monitoring system (for example by organising side events, attending and observing proceedings, submitting written statements, and making oral interventions). The purpose of Consultative status is to enable the Council or one of its bodies to secure expert information or advice from organisations having special competence.