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.
Our vision is for a fairer and more just society for all.
Increase awareness and understanding of economic and social rights.
Encourage the government and public authorities to respect, protect and fulfil economic and social rights.
Support individuals and groups to advocate for economic and social rights.
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.
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 are part of who we are. We work with national and international charities, local community groups and academic institutions to raise awareness of ESCR and build momentum behind the movement, guaranteeing justice for all.
SOCIAL RIGHTS ALLIANCE
Just Fair is supporting the development of social rights alliances across England, which aim to drive social change, challenge established power structures and build local knowledge and understanding of ESCR.
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Rooted in respect for the inherent dignity and equality of all people and recognising that people may experience multiple forms of discrimination, we believe that we must challenge structural inequities so that all people can live well and flourish, with their human rights respected, protected, and fulfilled.
We take responsibility for our actions and believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions and obligation to uphold human rights.
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.