Grenfell residents’ rights were breached – equalities watchdog

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Both central and local government strongly criticised by EHRC report into tragedy

The human rights of Grenfell Tower residents were breached by the council and central government before the disaster that killed 72 people, according to a hard-hitting report by the government’s own equalities watchdog.

Residents’ rights to life and adequate housing were contravened before the fire started on 14 June 2017, including by allowing the use of combustible cladding and allocating flats high in the building to elderly and disabled people, many of whom died.

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