- Inquiry into disability-related harassment - We have recently launched a Formal Inquiry into the actions of public authorities to eliminate disability-related harassment and its causes.
Creating a fairer Britain
An overwhelming majority of the British people support legislation protecting their human rights and where a human rights approach is incorporated into public services both users and providers benefit, the Human Rights Inquiry has found.
According to an Ipsos MORI survey of almost 2,000 adults commissioned as part of the Inquiry, 84 per cent of people said they wanted human rights enshrined in the law for themselves and their families and 81 per cent of people saw human rights as important to creating a fairer society. Read more about public perceptions of human rights from the survey.(pdf)
In the first major study into how far public sector authorities have adopted a rights based approach to delivering services, the Inquiry found that where human rights were put at the heart of the delivery of public services, they delivered successful results. Today’s report makes a number of recommendations to help embed human rights in the public sector. They include:
The Human Rights Inquiry was launched in April 2008, under our statutory powers, to find out how human rights work in Britain. We've spent the last year looking at the issues. In addition to traditional in-depth research, public polling and focus group work, we convened a series of public evidence sessions to hear from witnesses.
The video montage below gives an insight into four of the Case Studies. You can watch a more detailed video and find out more about each in the case study pages.