A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the UK

This Report argues that the UK Government has a clear and urgent duty to fully investigate the human rights implications of fracking before authorising any exploratory or extractive fracking operations in the UK. It strongly recommends a moratorium on the conduct of fracking operations until such a time as a full, industry-independent, publicly funded Human Rights Impact Assessment has been properly undertaken and placed in the public domain.

The Report was commissioned by The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and released on October 30 2014.