Press Releases From BIHR

Queen Mary, University of London Press Release on BIHR's office move

7 November 2011

A leading human rights charity has joined the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in a new partnership that will hone the skills of students wishing to specialise in human rights law and practice.
The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) will teach students at the Mile End campus about developments in UK human rights law, alongside QM academic specialists such as Professor Geraldine van Bueren, Professor Lizzie Barmes and Merris Amos.

A leading human rights charity has joined the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in a new partnership that will hone the skills of students wishing to specialise in human rights law and practice.

BIHR Press Statement on EHRC's Home Care Inquiry

20 June 2011

Jean Candler, the British Institute of Human Rights' Head of Policy and Public Affairs said:

“This latest report adds to the wealth of existing evidence that something needs to change drastically in the way care is delivered to ensure the person at the centre of care comes first.

“Whenever we hear people knocking the Human Rights Act, we should remember that it provides protection to vulnerable people, including those receiving care in their own homes.

PRESS STATEMENT


20 June 2011


Statement from the British Institute of Human Rights in response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Home Care Inquiry

 

Jean Candler, the British Institute of Human Rights' Head of Policy and Public Affairs said:

 

Government proposals threaten the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s independence, warns BIHR

16 June 2011

Government plans for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) endanger its independence and portray a Government fearful of strong and powerful voices to hold it to account on human rights and equalities. The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) publishes its assessment of Government proposals for the EHRC, outlined in the Government consultation paper Building a fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and calls on the Government to “think again”.

Press release

16 June 2011

PRESS RELEASE: BIHR response to the Care Quality Commission’s report into dignity and nutrition for older people

26 May 2011

Stephen Bowen, Director of the British Institute of Human Rights, said:
“It is disgraceful that basic human rights such as adequate food and drink are not being met in all our hospitals, as the latest Care Quality Commission’s inspections reveal.
“When the Human Rights Act is regularly denigrated by so many of our leaders and media its fundamental role is simply lost. This role is to protect everyone, particularly the most vulnerable people in our society and provide remedies when basic human rights standards are not met.

26 May 2011

BIHR comments on the launch of the Human Rights Inquiry report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

15 June 2009

STATEMENT FROM THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

15 June 2009

Katie Ghose, Director of the British Institute of Human Rights said: