Policy Briefings and Research Reports

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

PRESS STATEMENT
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

Human Rights Protections in Care Homes

17 January 2014

Ask your MP to make sure all people in care homes can access their human rights protections - see BIHR's sample letter

The #Action you can take: Ask your MP to support a proposal which will mean that people who use regulated care services will have access to the protections in the Human Rights Act. This will help ensure the vital safety net provided by the Human Rights Act can be accessed by all people using care services.

BIHR briefing on ECHR consultation

14 January 2014

A consultation is seeking views on the future of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Read BIHR's briefing on why your voice matters!

A consultation is seeking views on the longer-term future of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe has an open call for information, proposals and views.