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.
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.
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, academic institutions, and many others, to raise awareness of ESCR and build momentum behind the movement, promoting justice for all.
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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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.
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.
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.