We are absolutely delighted to welcome three new trustees to Just Fair. Dr Katie Boyle, Parissa Najah and Lianna Etkind bring a wealth of expertise in human rights, public law and community organising to our work. You can read their bios on our website here.
Lianna Etkind said
“I’m excited to be joining the board of JustFair. In my work as a campaigner, I saw how strategic legal actions can hugely boost progress towards social justice on all sorts of issues. I am looking forward to working with staff and trustees to promote the understanding and use of rights that previous generations fought so hard for.”
Dr Katie Boyle said
‘I’m delighted to take up post as a trustee of Just Fair and look forward to listening and learning from stakeholders, contributing to key discussions, and helping to shape the strategic direction of the programme of work in economic and social rights. Just Fair have for some time performed a key role in the development of economic and social rights discourse and practice in the UK and it is a privilege to join the organisation as a trustee.
The work of Just Fair is critical to ensuring people have the tools and information they need to understand the full reach and potential of rights relating to housing, health, social security, poverty, housing, employment and an adequate standard of living. These rights are at the heart of everyday life for people across the UK and their potential reach if given better effect to in law and practice could have a transformative effect. The impact of COVID-19 highlights already existing inequalities in the enjoyment of these rights, particularly for marginalised groups, and now more than ever it is time to close the accountability gap in the enjoyment of such rights. Just Fair has been and will no doubt continue to lead in setting out the ways and means to achieve this change across the breadth of its work.”
Parissa Najah said
“I am thrilled to be taking up this role with Just Fair and can’t wait to get more involved with the vital work they are doing to promote the everyday rights that belong to us all.”