Creating a fairer Britain
On Human Rights Day 2011 Navi Pillay, High Commissioner at the UN, asks you to get involved in the global human rights movement.
Published in the Sunday Times, 11 December 2011
2011 has been a powerful year for human rights in Britain and across the world. With increased focus on the role and value of human rights here in Britain and the ever-strengthening calls for more human rights protections around the world, the last twelve months have been transformed by people asserting and using their rights. > Read more about celebrating Human Rights Day
We have issued a parliamentary briefing amendment to clarify that the Human Rights Act 1998 extends to publically-funded healthcare and home care services. > View the briefing
The Commission in Scotland investigated human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation and uncovered forced labour, domestic servitude and victims being forced to commit crime. > Find out more
Each year, 3 million women in Britain experience rape, domestic violence, stalking or other violence yet our Map of Gaps study shows that women who need vital support services face a postcode lottery. > Read more about Map of Gaps
The theme for Human Right Day 2010 was to celebrate the human rights defenders, the everyday people who act to end discrimination. > View our resources and videos from 2010