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We need a new vision guided by human rights

Blogs

The new UK government is inheriting unacceptable levels of inequality and poverty, and public services at breaking point. These are a result of political choices. The UK has agreed to respect, protect and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights. These everyday rights guarantee a decent job and home, enough to eat, clothes to wear, a healthy environment, […]

We need a new vision guided by human rights

Blogs

The new UK Government is inheriting unacceptable levels of inequality and poverty, and public services at breaking point. These are a result of political choices. The UK has agreed to respect, protect and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights. These everyday rights guarantee a decent job and home, enough to eat, clothes to wear, a […]

Are human rights fit for purpose?

Blogs

Guest blog by Emma Lough. Emma Lough is practitioner in human rights education and research. From September 2021 – February 2022 Emma Lough worked alongside Just Fair and our Community Researchers on a project which used action research to explore what economic, social and cultural rights mean in communities and whether a human rights-based approach […]

Will Labour be different and protect our right to food?

Blogs

This article was first published in the Big Issue. With over 2500 across the United Kingdom, food banks have become a key lifeline and support for many, but also a key indicator that many people don’t have enough to live on, and that our rights are not currently protected. Back in 2013, food banks had […]

Civil society calls on UK Government to allow UN food poverty envoy access to the UK

Blogs

Today, we sent a letter, signed by 86 organisations, to the Prime Minister, calling for him to cease evading the scrutiny of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Professor Michael Fakhri. In August 2022, over 21 months ago, Professor Fakhri submitted a request to make an official visit to the UK. […]

The socio-economic duty – CERD submission

Submissions

May 2024 - Just Fair submission to CRAE's call for evidence to inform their report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This submission focuses on the enactment of section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 - the socio-economic duty and is endorsed by Greater Manchester Poverty Action and the Equality Trust.

Children in asylum accommodation – CERD submission

Submissions

May 2024 - Just Fair submission to CRAE's call for evidence to inform their report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This submission focuses on the rights of children and young people in asylum accommodation, particularly in relation to health and education.

Timeline: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights review

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Predicted timeline for the seventh periodic review of the UK by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Rights require access to justice and enforcement

Blogs

Today on International Workers Day we are reflecting on the importance of enforceable work rights and access to justice. This is important for making rights a reality experienced and enjoyed by all. Work rights are everyday rights which ensure people can earn a living to support themselves and their family, in safe and healthy circumstances, […]