Human Rights at “home”

By Katya Al Khateeb

On the 2ndof July, I participated in the organising of a public meeting held by the Essex Human Rights Centre in collaboration with community groups in Jaywick to discuss the contribution human rights can make to communities in the UK that are experiencing extreme poverty. This meeting was a follow up to the UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty’s visit to Jaywick in November 2018, as part of his UK country visit. Jaywick is the most deprived community in the UK and thus particularly relevant to any focus upon poverty and deprivation.

This meeting in Jaywick also provided me with an opportunity to reflect on the similar need people have for human rights protections in otherwise very different parts of the world.

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