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We campaign for economic, social and cultural rights, a category of human rights recognised under international law, holding the UK Government and public authorities to account to make sure that law, policy and practice comply with human rights standards.

Current campaigns

We research and campaign for the UK Government to incorporate and implement economic and social rights into domestic law, policy and practice. 

With our partner, The Equality Trust, we campaign for the UK Government to enact the socio-economic duty contained in Section 1 of the Equality Act, and encourage local authorities in England to implement the duty at a local level.

We are part of the Lift the Ban Coalition, a group of over 200 non-profit organisations, think tanks, businesses, trade unions and faith groups, who have come together to call on the UK Government to give people seeking asylum the right to work. 

The right to work is an economic and social right belonging to all people, irrespective of immigration status. 

We campaign for the realisation of the right to an adequate standard of living for each of us in the UK – in particular:

The right to food

The right to housing

The right to transport

Everyone has a right to access social security. This right is recognised under international law.

We campaign to end No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and the two child limit policy. We urge the UK Government to ensure all people can enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights.

past campaigns

The design and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) can pose challenges to people’s enjoyment of economic and social rights in the UK. Find out more about our work on this.

Digital exclusion is a barrier to people’s enjoyment of economic and social rights in the UK. Find out more about our work for improved accessibility to digital technology, and digital training and skills.

Between 2014 and 2016 Just Fair convened a Consortium of more than 80 local and national organisations that gathered and submitted evidence in the last UK review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 

For more information on our campaigns please contact [email protected]