Press Releases From BIHR

Caring about Rights

30 October 2012

carer's guideToday BIHR and n:compass Advocacy Services launch an essential new Pocket Guide to help families and friends caring for loved ones know and secure their rights.

PRESS RELEASE

30 October 2012

Launch of #Act campaign!

3 September 2012

With less than 30 days before the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights closes its public consultation, the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), has launched #Act, a new campaign calling on people to act to protect our human rights.

 

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BIHR calls Immigration Rules a "cynical power grab"

19 June 2012

The Government has tabled a motion to be debated in the House of Commons on 19 June about new Immigration Rules in relation to the right to respect for family or private life (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights). BIHR likens the motion to a "cynical power grab", which undermines the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. 

Press release, 19 June 2012

The British Institute of Human Rights comments on proposals to change the Immigration Rules ahead of a Parliamentary debate on 19 June 2012.

PRESS RELEASE: BIHR responds to the adoption of the Brighton Declaration on Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

20 April 2012

As the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe adopt the much-anticipated Brighton Declaration, the British Institute of Human Rights welcomes the clear message that Governments must do more to protect human rights in their own countries and welcomes the UK’s promotion of the Human Rights Act.

20 April 2012

As the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe adopt the much-anticipated Brighton Declaration, the British Institute of Human Rights welcomes the clear message that Governments must do more to protect human rights in their own countries and welcomes the UK’s promotion of the Human Rights Act.

BIHR says European human rights system is "gold standard"

19 April 2012

BIHR responds to emerging events at the Brighton Conference where 47 Council of Europe members are discussing potential reforms to the European Court of Human Rights. Commenting on proceedings Stephen Bowen said "an independent and authoritative Court" must lie "at the heart of the system".

BIHR comments on today's proceedings at the Brighton Conference on reform of the European Court of Human Rights.

Stephen Bowen, Director of the British of Institute of Human Rights said: