Our work to highlight the human rights and equality dimension of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Authorities fail in meeting their human rights obligations
In this report we conclude that the evidence shows that authorities failed and continue to fail in meeting their human rights obligations.
Report: Grenfell residents' access to services and support
Report sharing the lived experiences of people who were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Press release: Grenfell breached human rights laws
Local authorities and public services failed their human rights obligations to protect life and provide safe housing.
Why are we involved?
Find out why the Commission has launched this project and what issues we will be looking at.
Grenfell as a human rights issue
More than 70 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, in homes managed by the State.
The events surrounding the fire and the following treatment of survivors, their families and the community, raise serious equality and human rights questions.
Public authorities, such as the government and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, have responsibilities to treat everyone with fairness, dignity and respect. We are determined to make sure these duties are highlighted.
Inquiry submissions and correspondence
Our letter to the Home Office: 14 May 2018 (Word)
Our letter to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government: 14 May 2018 (Word)
Our letter to the NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group: 3 April 2018 (Word)
Our letter to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council: 27 February 2018 (PDF)
Response from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to our letter of 27 February 2018 (PDF)
Equality impact assessment of the rehousing of residents, in response to our letter of 27 February 2018 (PDF)
Our letter to the Government Legal Department: 11 January 2018 (PDF)
Response from the Government Legal Department to our letter of 11 January 2018 (PDF)
Following the Grenfell tragedy, human rights empower us
Virginia Bras Gomes, Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, explains how human rights are relevant to Grenfell (20 August 2018).
Why are so many Grenfell survivors still without a home of their own?
Alex Diner explains how North Kensington Law Centre have been supporting Grenfell survivors and asks why so many remain without permanent accommodation (5 June 2018).
An important day at the inquiry
As the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry holds a hearing on procedure, Elizabeth Prochaska gives an update on our Following Grenfell work (21 March 2018).
The right to life and truth
Elizabeth Prochaska, Director Legal at the Commission, talks about the compelling reasons for our Following Grenfell project (20 December 2017).
Last updated: 30 Apr 2019