René Cassin works to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable individuals and communities – particularly on issues that resonate with the Jewish experience:

Protecting Human Rights in the UK

Corporate eventThe Human Rights Act protects the rights of vulnerable people and minorities. But that protection could be seriously limited if the Act is repealed, amended or replaced. René Cassin believes that Jewish people have an important stake in this debate and is making sure our leaders know this.


Slavery and Trafficking

4113159353_4d4d40969d_zSlavery calls to mind images of the Israelites in Egypt or the trans-Atlantic trade, but it is here and it is now – in the UK today there are as many as 13,000 victims of slavery or trafficking. René Cassin wants the Jewish community to think about this, and what we can do, during the festival of Pesach.


Asylum and Detention

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Throughout history, the ability to seek refuge has been essential to Jewish survival. However, in the UK today, those seeking refuge can be indefinitely locked up in immigration detention centres. As an essential step towards a fairer system, René Cassin has long campaigned for the introduction of a 28-day time limit on detention. René Cassin also supports alternatives to detention, which would make the immigration process more humane, more effective, and less costly.


Equal Rights for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

Photo - Dale FarmGypsies and Travellers share a history of persecution with Jewish people. Both were targeted by the Nazis during World War II. The consequences today are real – life expectancy for a Romani Gypsy or Irish Traveller is 10 years less than the UK average. René Cassin is working to expose this ‘the last bastion of acceptable racism’ through education and advocacy.



SudanAfter the Holocaust and many times since, we have said‘Never Again’ – but ‘Again’ is happening today in Sudan. René Cassin has brought a Jewish voice to the call for action on this emerging genocide.


International Advocacy

Photo - UN flagsRené Cassin works to ensure that the UK honours its international human rights commitments. We also aim to protect rights at the national level by raising the international community’s awareness of human rights issues in the UK.



Our plans for the year ahead

cropped-RC-portrait-for-website-1.jpgRead about what we’ll be doing to improve human rights
in each of these issues over the coming 12 months