Press Releases From BIHR

European Court rules that reduction in care package of an older disabled woman raises questions about the protection of human rights

20 May 2014

 Today the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that that the local authority withdrawal of night-time care from Ms McDonald breached her human rights for almost a year before proper processes were completed. Significantly, the Court has found a breach of the right to respect for private and family life, in the provision of support services for a disabled person. The Court emphasises the importance human rights places on dignity, a principle which now clearly applies in provision and decisions associated with welfare support, and one which shows the importance of the human rights saftey-net in times of austerity.

 

Press Release  20th May 2014 

European Court rules that reduction in care package of an older disabled woman raises questions about the protection of human rights

 

60 years of human rights protection is worth celebrating say community leaders

3 September 2013

Today members of the public and groups representing millions of people across the UK mark the 60th Anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights coming into force by calling for political leadership on human rights here at home.

 

PRESS RELEASE
3 September 2013

60 years of human rights protection is worth celebrating say community leaders

 

New from BIHR: Making Human Rights Happen!

7 December 2012

Want to find out more about bringing rights to life in your community? Check out BIHR's new resource "Make Human Rights Happen"

"Make Human Rights Happen" is BIHR's inspiring new resource to help people put human rights into action in our communities.

Press Release: Make Rights Happen

6 December 2012

PRESS RELEASE

7 December 2010

(Embargoed 0.01am 7 December 2012)

Helping Make Human Rights Happen in our communities!

On the eve of global human rights day (10 December) the British Institute of Human Rights launches Making Human Rights Happen, an inspiring new resource to help people put human rights into action in our communities.

Explaining human rights in a fun and accessible way this new resource draws on real life examples from a range of groups such as N-Compass, an advocacy service for carers in North West England and Arcadea, a disability arts organisation in Northumbria.