From Equality & Human Rights Commission (UK): More than 70 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, in homes managed by the State. Many hundreds more were severely affected, both on the night itself and during the months since.
The events surrounding the fire and the following treatment of survivors, their families and the community, raise serious human rights and equality concerns around the right to life, the right to adequate housing, access to justice, the rights of children and disabled people.
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 highlight these duties through own 'Following Grenfell' project as the public inquiry progresses.