Policy Briefings and Research Reports

BIHR welcomes Government concession that Human Rights Act applies in care services

13 May 2014

BIHR and others, including almost 18, 000 individuals has called for clarification that Human Rights Act protections extend to people receiving care services. Read BIHR's reactions to the Government accepting our arguments

Press Statement

Human rights victory for people receiving care services

8 May 2014

BIHR responds to passing of Government's admendment to the Care Bill improving access to human rights protections in care settings


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.

British Institute of Human Rights

13 March 2014


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


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.

At BIHR we have championed work to make it clear that the Human Rights Act provides a vital safety net for us all. Due to several court decisions there are some gaps in human rights protection for people in some care settings. We have been working with a range of organisations to call for change and to close this loophole.

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