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Artificial intelligence

We research and campaign for accountability in the design and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) which pose challenges to people’s enjoyment of economic, social and social rights in the UK. 

Just Fair is monitoring the use of algorithms by central and local government bodies, particularly in the area of social security.

Recent human rights research

We recommend that you read this report by Human Rights Watch, ‘Automated Hardship How the Tech-Driven Overhaul of the UK’s Social Security System Worsens Poverty’ (2020).

UN human rights expert statement

In 2018, Professor Philip Alston, (former) United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, visited the UK, and found that the digital transformation and automation of social security was leading to errors. Read more here.

To find out more, get in touch ‘[email protected]‘.



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Big Data


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Just Fair is monitoring the collection and use of big datasets by the UK Government and public bodies, and the risks posed to economic, social and cultural rights.

Our work on data and the right to health

We have drawn attention to the transfer of non-clinical personal data between the NHS and immigration authorities. This can seriously impair the enjoyment of the right to the highest attainable standard of health for thousands of people living in the UK, and constitutes a breach of the international human rights obligations of the UK. Find out more here.

We partnered with Doctors of the World to produce ‘Right to Health for All‘. We explain why Why the UK Government’s Home Office should not have access to NHS patients’ data. Read more here.

To find out more, get in touch ‘[email protected]‘.

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Just Fair presents research on artificial intelligence and economic, social and cultural rights

What are the future legal challenges posed by new technologies, including artificial intelligence, automated decision-making, and data collection?

What issues arise as a result of legal limitations to the regulation of corporate technologies which are being used in the provision of public services? Is the UK Government failing to implement and incorporate international human rights standards into domestic legislation? Does this leave gaps in the law, obstructing access to justice for those who face socio-economic inequities arising from the use of new technologies? 

We joined leading lawyers, scholars and activists to discuss these questions. Find out more here. You can watch a recording of the symposium here.

For more information on our work on artificial intelligence, automated decision-making and big data, please contact ‘[email protected]‘.