The Grenfell Tower fire caused catastrophic loss of life for which the State may have been responsible.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following the fire.
The inquiry will explore the equality and human rights issues involved; and in particular:
- The state’s duty to investigate deaths and incidents of inhuman and
degrading treatment where the State may be implicated
- The right to life of the Grenfell tower’s residents
- Any inhuman and degrading treatment experienced by survivors, witnesses and those otherwise affected
- Residents’ right to safe and adequate housing
- Residents’ access to justice, before and after the fire
- The rights of children affected
- Whether the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea complied with
the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty
- Whether the socio-economic duty in s1 Equality Act 2010 would have made a difference, if it had been in force.