Human rights

  • UN expresses 'serious concern' over cladding

    29 June 2020

    The United Nations’ special rapporteur on adequate housing has expressed ‘serious concern’ that 600,000 people in England continue to live in blocks with dangerous cladding.

  • Rebuilding lives lost to slavery

    18 March 2019

    Local authorities must do more than meet the ‘bare minimum of the Modern Slavery Act’, writes Paul Gerrard. With councils spending more than £40bn a year, there is leverage that can and should be used for social good

  • A charter to tackle County Lines

    18 March 2019

    Islington LBC’s first report on the local implementaton of the Charter Against Modern Slavery shows it has led to progress in earlier identification of children at risk of exploitation through County Lines. Ann McGauran reports

  • Grenfell residents had human rights breached, watchdog finds

    13 March 2019

    The residents of Grenfell Tower had their human rights breached by Kensington & Chelsea LBC before the fire started, a watchdog has found.