Training event by Just Fair in partnership with HEAR and London for All

Access to housing, education, health and food are globally recognised as human rights. The UK has ratified a number of international treaties that say so, the most important of which is the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
After two years of discussion with government officials and evidence gathering from NGOs, last June, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a damning report on the enjoyment of these rights in Britain, and made detailed recommendations to UK authorities.
International human rights law provides a useful and innovative set of guidelines for civil society groups working on issues as diverse as welfare, child rights, non-discrimination, mental health or workers’ rights.

HEAR, the London Network of Equality and Human Rights Organisations, and JUST FAIR, dedicated to monitoring and advocating economic and social rights in light of international human rights law, invite you to a training event on economic and social rights.

The training will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 15 minute break) and will include the following:
•    International law on economic and social rights
•    International human rights mechanisms for economic and social
•    Nine contributions of a human rights-based approach
•    2016 report of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the UK
•    Case study: Does welfare reform meet the human rights threshold?
•    Brainstorming session: What does a human rights approach add to our work?

The training will be facilitated by Koldo Casla, Policy, Research and Training Officer at Just Fair.

Attendance is free but registration is required:

To reserve your place please email the HEAR Coordinator Christine Goodall: stating your name, organisation name, organisation postcode, and any dietary or access requirements. (Open to voluntary sector organisations, community groups and social enterprises based in Greater London)
Just Fair Contact

HEAR Network of Equality and Human Rights Organisations Contact

Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:30
The Human Rights Action Centre
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