See Conference Report below.
Just Fair organised a conference on the topic of ‘Fairness, Justice and Human Rights: Realising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK’ at the Law Society of England and Wales on the 21st and 22nd of October 2011. The conference was organised by Just Fair in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Human Rights Centre (University of Essex).
The conference enabled approximately more than 250 judges, scholars, policy makers, legal practitioners and community representatives to exchange views and consider the problems and prospects for the effective enjoyment of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESC Rights) in the UK.
Key speakers included: Andy Slaughter MP (Labour MP and Shadow Justice Minister); Justice Albie Sachs (former Justice of the South African Constitutional Court); Lady Justice Arden (Lady Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales); Kate Green MP (Labour MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty , member of the Work and Pensions Committee) and Anne McGuire MP (Labour MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Disability Group).