Article 22

Article 22 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that all members of society are entitled to economic, social and cultural rights.

However, the UK government has failed to incorporate these rights into national laws and policies.

ARTICLE 22 is an initiative of the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University to identify the law and policy changes we need to secure economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.‌

Economic, social and cultural rights include access to adequate housing, education, health, food, decent work, social security, an adequate standard of living and participation in cultural life.