We are urging the next Labour government to enshrine our rights to food, housing, education, health and work into law
Campaign for Social Rights
The Labour Campaign for Human Rights is urging the next Labour government to deepen its commitment to social justice by introducing a Social Rights Bill that enshrines into law our rights to education, food, health, housing and work.
What are your social rights?
The Right to Food 🍲
Enshrining this in law could require the government to halt the dramatic cuts to social security that have resulted in families going hungry and being forced to rely on food banks. Future governments would be bound to make sure people could afford to buy food, or be compelled to provide it via a safety net if people are unable to feed themselves.
The Right to Housing 🏡
This would challenge practices such as ‘no-fault evictions’ that often force private renters from their homes, while ensuring minimum standards and accountability to residents could perhaps have prevented the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.
The Right to Health 🚑
This could require the government to adequately fund the health system and tackle the social determinants of health inequalities that have meant that life expectancy has stalled or declined in many parts of the UK. It would help protect our NHS.
The Right to Work 🖥️
This would help bring the UK employment law into line with European and global standards relating to pay, conditions and the right to organise collectively.
The Right to Social Security 💷
The right to social security could mean reforming Universal Credit to remove artificial wait times and change the system of harsh sanctions and unfair capabilities assessments. It would provide a strong basis to legally challenge our unjust benefits system in the courts, including things such as ‘no recourse to public funds’ that discriminates against vulnerable asylum seekers..
Find out more about why enshrining your economic, social and cultural rights is so important here.