"Your Human Rights" Guides

Here you will find a range of guides produced by BIHR which explain human rights and how they can be put to use in everyday situations to help make sure we are treated with equal dignity and respect. Our guides focus on translating our law here at home - the Human Rights Act - into a tool for practical action that we can all benefit from.

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.


A Guide for Older People (2nd Edition)

Your Human Rights - A Guide for Older People - 2nd edition

This guide provides practical information about human rights, and their relevance for older people. The second edition was published in 2010. It contains new case studies and updates, and incorporates feedback and comments on the first edition.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

Local Healthwatch and Human Rights: what you need to know

We’ve written to all the Local Healthwatch organisations, marking their launch at events across England today, sending them copies of our new guide “Local Healthwatch and Human Rights: what you need to know”. Find out more and download your copy.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

Make Human Rights Happen: a guide for voluntary and community groups

"Make Human Rights Happen" is BIHR's inspiring and creative resource to help people put human rights into action in our communities. Explaining human rights in a fun and accessible way this new resource draws on real life examples from a range of groups. 

Download your copy of the report here.
 

 As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). BIHR is a charity, we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

 

The Difference It Makes: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Health and Social Care

 

Drawing on over 10 years of BIHR's practical partnerships with the public and voluntary sector, this guide is about why and how to take human rights out of the law books and into the heart of health and care. To bring these human rights approaches to life we have included a range of real-life examples of what human rights in practice looks like, including lessons learnt and top tips.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). BIHR is a charity receiving limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you. 

A Guide for Disabled People

Guide to Human Rights for Disabled People.

Your Human Rights - A Guide for Disabled People

This guide provides practical information about human rights, and their relevance for disabled people. Please note this guide was produced several years ago, and may not be fully up to date. BIHR continues to seek funding to enable us to update and reprint this guide. If you would like to make a donation or discuss funding or sponsoring a new edition please contact Woody.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

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A Guide for People Living with Mental Health Problems

Guide to Human Rights for People with Mental Health problems.

Your Human Rights - A Guide for People Living with Mental Health Problems

This guide provides practical information about human rights, and their relevance to mental health.

Please note this guide was produced several years ago, and may not be fully up to date. BIHR continues to seek funding to enable us to update and reprint this guide. If you would like to make a donation or discuss funding or sponsoring a new edition please contact Woody.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

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A Guide for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Your Human Rights - A Guide for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
 

This guide provides practical information about human rights, and their relevance for refugees and asylum seekers.

Please note this guide was produced several years ago, and may not be fully up to date. BIHR continues to seek funding to enable us to update and reprint this guide. If you would like to make a donation or discuss funding or sponsoring a new edition please contact Woody.

 

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

A voluntary and community sector guide to using international human rights

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This guide provides voluntary and community sector organisations with information on how to use international human rights laws in creative and effective ways to transform the lives of the people they are working with and for. It has been produced by BIHR and the National Equality Partnership.
 
 

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Human Rights in Your Community: Project resource

BIHR's Human Rights in your Community: Project resource is packed full of useful information for community groups and organisations to start the journey of understanding and using human rights in daily work. The guide explains how human rights work and provides information on some specific human rights and how they relate to everyday situations. The guide has been produced as part of our grassroots project, ‘human rights in the community’, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

Mental Health Advocacy and Human Rights: Your Guide

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BIHR's Mental Health Advocacy and Human Rights: Your Guide is a practical resource to help respect and protect the human rights of people with mental health problems.  This guide has been produced with Mind Brighton and Hove, Wish and NSUN, three of the partner organisations involved in our Human Rights in Healthcare project. Aimed at both advocates and people who use services, this handy guide explains how the Human Rights Act can be used in mental health settings to secure better treatment and care for people. It draws on real life stories of how laws and legal cases can be used in everyday advocacy practice, providing helpful flow-charts, worked through examples and top tips.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

 


Raising a Human Rights Issue: tips and tools

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BIHR have produced a step-by-step guide on how to identify and make a human rights challenge. It focuses on how to write letters raising human rights concerns but also covers more general points about what issues to highlight and important information to include. The guide offers practical, worked-through examples and should be useful for individuals and organisations looking for basic background information and assistance.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

Right Here, Right Now - Teaching Citizenship through Human Rights

Right Here, Right Now: Teaching Citizenship through Human Rights is a free resource for Key Stage 3 citizenship teachers.  The resource links human rights with everyday experiences and helps teachers examine human rights issues such as identity and diversity with students as part of the KS3 citizenship curriculum in secondary schools in England. The resource was produced by BIHR as part of our Human Rights in Schools project, a partnership between the Ministry of Justice, BIHR, Amnesty International UK and what was the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now Department for Education). The resource has been hugely popular, several thousand copies have been printed, but we are now out of hardcopies.

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.

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Your Human Rights: A Pocket Guide for Carers

Your Human Rights: A Pockt Guide for Carers has been produced by BIHR and N-compass North West as part of the Human Rights in the Community Project. This Grovides an overview of how human rights relate to people in a caring role, and how they can be used to stand up for the rights of carers and the rights of those who are cared for.

Download a copy of the guide here

 

As you download your free resource please consider making a small donation to BIHR (e.g. £2). As a charity we receive limited funds, and your support will help us make sure we can update, reprint and post hardcopies to people who need our resources, particularly those with limited internet access. Thank you.