Cost of Living Crisis
As we face one of the most severe cost-of-living crises the UK has ever seen, it’s more important than ever that people are supported to know and claim their rights. Equally, it’s important that those in positions of public power are held accountable when they breach or fail to respect our human rights.
Drawing on lived experience, we have created two short guides which explain the relevance of our Human Rights Act (HRA) during the cost-of-living crisis.
Guide: The Cost-of-Living Crisis and our Human Rights Act
Our plain language guide on how our Human Rights Act protects us when accessing health, housing, benefits, fair wages and more during a cost-of-living crisis. The guide is made up of stories of people using our Human Rights Act to challenge decisions and policies of public bodies, like local councils or national government.
Briefing: The Cost-of Living-Crisis - Why Parliamentarians must vote against the Rights Removal Bill
Our briefing for parliamentarians asks them to resist the UK Government's current plans to replace our Human Rights Act with what we're calling a 'Rights Removal Bill'. This guide shows that replacing our HRA with the Rights Removal Bill will remove one of the only mechanisms we have to challenge economic policies on a national level and their harmful and discriminatory impacts locally.
Our Human Rights Act & the Cost-of-Living Crisis
In this video series, our RITES Committee of lived experience experts explain how our Human Rights Act can and has been used as a tool for advocacy and how tampering with it would remove one of the most powerful mechanisms to challenge harmful economic policies on a national and local level.
The Get Informed section of our website contains lots more information about how your rights are protected under the Human Rights Act, and the duties of public bodies to uphold these, including during the cost of living crisis.
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