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Outcomes for children are a postcode lottery in London

Children’s outcomes should not depend on where they live, but there are huge disparities in the treatment of children in different London boroughs. Today the Children’s Rights Alliance for England publishes State of Children’s Rights […]

Share your human rights stories

Have you used human rights laws or approaches to help you, or your family? Would you like to share your story?

Equally Ours is producing a series of short films telling the stories of people’s human […]

Can you help us produce digital human rights stories?

We’re looking for a film maker or production company to produce a series of short films telling the story of individual people’s human rights experiences. We want these stories to bring to life the importance […]

Rehabilitation rather than punishment must be at the heart of youth justice

The Government has announced its plans for the future of youth custody. But more needs to be done to put children’s human rights at the heart of the criminal justice system. A more ambitious and […]

Equal protection needed for all those who use care

Imagine two people who live next to each other in a care home – one pays for their own care, the other’s is arranged by their council. Did you know that there is a loophole […]

Consultation on the future of our human rights protections

The Council of Europe is currently seeking people’s views on the  longer-term future of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Our partner, the British Institute of Human Rights […]

Mental health patients being denied human rights in court

Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind (an Equally Ours partner) talks to the Independent about new evidence suggesting that people with mental health problems are being denied justice by some Court of Protection judges who fail to […]

Season’s Greetings and update from Equally Ours

As you head off for a festive break we wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who’ve helped us to launch Equally Ours.

It was fantastic to see more than 100 campaigners […]

This Human Rights Day, let’s remember why charities care about human rights – they are a safety net for everyone

Most of the time, people in Britain can take for granted that their human rights will be respected – that they will be protected and treated with dignity. That’s something to be proud of. But […]

How the Care Bill could help make rights real

Katherine Hill, Age UK’s Strategy Adviser for Equality and Human Rights, blogs about the amendment in the Care Bill we’re supporting to protect human rights.

Read more on Age UK’s Care in Crisis blog about how the […]