Following Grenfell: the human rights and equality dimension

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First published: 11 Dec 2017

following grenfell the human rights and equality dimension

This briefing paper sets out what the Commission is doing to investigate the equality and human rights issues raised following the Grenfell Tower fire.

We have decided to look at the circumstances of the fire, focusing on issues around the protection of human rights and equality.

The Grenfell Tower fire caused catastrophic loss of life, for which the State may have been responsible. 

The people who died, and others affected by the fire, come from diverse backgrounds. They include children, elderly people, disabled people and migrants.

As one of the National Human Rights Institutions for Great Britain, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has a responsibility to promote awareness, understanding and protection of human rights.

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