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what we do

We monitor and advocate for economic, social and cultural rights in the UK. Through our research, campaigns, training and events we bring together social justice and international human rights law.

What are economic, social and cultural rights?

Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) are the rights of everyday life, for everyday people.

ESCR are recognised in international human rights law as the essential social and economic conditions needed to live a life of dignity and freedom. They include the right to work and workers’ rights, social security, health, education, food, water, housing, and the right to a healthy environment.

OUR WORK

Research

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. 

Campaigns

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 enforcement of Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Social Rights Alliance

Just Fair is supporting the development of social rights alliances across England, which aim to drive social change, challenge established power structures and build local knowledge and understanding of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR).

Partnerships

Partnerships are part of who we are. We work with national and international charities, local community groups and academic institutions to raise awareness of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and build momentum behind the movement, guaranteeing justice for all.

Just Fair is an Associate of Equally Ours, a UK charity that brings together people and organisations working across equality, human rights and social justice to make a reality of these in everyone’s lives. Equally Ours joins up research, policy and communications to shift public opinion and policy in positive and powerful ways.

Just Fair is a member of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) channel for cooperation and information exchange with civil society organisations working on fundamental rights in the EU.

Just Fair is a member of the Inequalities in Health Alliance a coalition of organisations with an interest in improving the health of the UK who have come together to campaign for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

 

White Rose Scholarship

Just Fair is part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. The network brings together academics with expertise in politics, international development, human rights and urban studies from across the universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds, together with the Overseas Development Institute and Just Fair to support three funded PhD studentships to explore, expand and deepen knowledge about the relationship between informality and citizenship.

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Just Fair is member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), which connects voluntary organisations, charities, community groups and social enterprises across England. 

Just Fair is part of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), which connects 300 NGOs, social movements and campaigners across 75 countries.

Just Fair is a proud member of the Lift the Ban Coalition,  made up 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.

Just Fair is member of 4 in 10 Child Poverty Network. We work with other members to share expertise, resources and the commitment to end child poverty in London. Each year we are part of the steering committee for London Challenge Poverty Week.

Just Fair is a member of the End Child Poverty coalition. The campaign to is made up of organisations from civic society: children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.

Together with Doctors of the World we have reported the negative impact on the right to health of the access to NHS foreign patients’ personal data by the Home Office.

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Socio-Economic Duty

Under #1forEquality, we are campaigning with The Equality Trust and 60 other individuals and groups (including Amnesty International, Unison, Runnymede Trust or Women’s Budget Group) to bring to life the socio-economic duty of the Equality Act 2010.

We are part of #EndSection21 campaign to demand the abolishment of no-fault evictions of Section 21, which are contrary to the right to adequate housing.

Sustainable Development Goals​

We led on the research on inequality for the first ever review of the UK’s compliance with the SDGs, produced together with 16 other partners under the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD). 

 

Right to food

We are working with Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming to promote the language of the right to food in the sector.

The
Just Fair Consortium

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.