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Event: Human Rights Beneath the Headlines

Ever read a headline about human rights and wondered if there was more to the story? Want to join us to discuss some of the most commonly reported human rights stories? Next event: Thursday 8th May, London

TRAINING: A practical introduction to human rights

BIHR's training courses aimed at those working in the public/voluntary sectors, providing a practical introduction to human rights law and its potential to help drive change.

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On Human Rights Day 2013 BIHR coordinated over 100 charities & civil society groups to write to the Daily Telegraph speaking up for human rights at home
The Difference it Makes: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Health and Care, real life examples from BIHR's collaborative work
The new Human Rights Charter has been launched to join people and groups speaking up for human rights here at home
We're collecting human rights from people across the country on our bunting, join in!

Latest News

Action needed to remedy human rights scandal of treatment of people with capacity issues

13 March 2014

BIHR responds to the publication of parliament's report into the Mental Capacity Act, which confirms what we've long said, that people with capacity issues being let down and denied their most basic human rights, something which should distress us all.

Blog Post: Let's Remember Women's Rights are Human Rights

10 March 2014

It was International Women's Day this Saturday, the 8th of March. Women and men from all over the world came together to celebrate the great achievements of women throughout history, but also to highlight the work that still needs to be done to realise women's rights.


Ask you MP to support human rights protections in care services

6 March 2014

On Monday 10 March MPs will be deciding whether to change the law and make sure people receiving care services have their human rights protected to the fullest extent. We think they should, and we know lots of us agree so find out more, read our briefing and tell your MP.

Upcoming event: Care and Human Rights: is the Human Rights Act Protecting the Vulnerable

27 February 2014

BIHR is working with the Human Rights Lawyers Association to hold an exciting event this Monday Evening the 3

BIHR submission on the longer term future of the ECHR

27 January 2014

Read BIHR's submission to the Council of Europe's call for information on the longer-term future of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.

Read BIHR's Act for UK Rights Blog

The place for news and views from BIHR, amplifying often unheard stories that should be part of our debates about the value of the Human Rights Act and human rights in the UK.

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