Policy events

Policy events

BIHR holds a number of policy events which examine current human rights issues. The overall aim of our policy events is to bring together individuals and organisations to discuss and debate human rights and the relevance and use of human rights frameworks to a range of areas and issues, such as poverty and social exclusion.

Our work in this area includes:

• A series of high-level policy seminars, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (2008 - 2009). These seminars examine current key issues in the UK human rights policy environment and aim to generate fresh perspectives and insights, drawing on comparative and international examples.

• Convening the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Inquiry event to gather evidence from frontline voluntary sector organisations (July 2008)

Human Rights and Poverty Roundtable (Jan 2008) held in partnership with Oxfam, Amnesty UK and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

• In collaboration with Race on the Agenda (ROTA), London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) and London Civic Forum BIHR held a one-day consultation event with London's voluntary and community sector to discuss their relationship with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and suggest key regional priorities. Read the CEHR report here. (December 2006)

• BIHR co-hosted with National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) a consultative roundtable discussing human rights and voluntary and community sector. Read the report here. (November 2006)

Published: October 1, 2009

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