Press Releases

Press releases from BIHR.

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

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

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

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

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

STATEMENT FROM THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

15 June 2009

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

Chris Huhne MP, Home Affairs Spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, to give his perspectives on Bill of Rights proposals

1 MAY 2009

Chris Huhne MP, Home Affairs Spokesman for the Liberal Democrats,   to give his perspectives on the Government's Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities and the Liberal Democrats' own Freedom Bill in open public forum.

BIHR response to Michael Wills' lecture on Bill of Rights

The British Institute of Human Rights' response to Justice Minister, Michael Wills' speech to BIHR on the Government's Green Paper on a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Michael Wills MP to give first public talk on Bill of Rights and Responsibilities since publication of Green Paper

14 April 2009

Justice Minister Michael Wills MP gives his first public talk since the publication of the Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities.

BIHR Statement on Bill of Rights

Statement from the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) in response to today's publication of the Government's Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities: developing our constitutional framework

Ceri Goddard, Acting Director of the British Institute of Human Rights said:

BIHR to take part in Convention on Modern Liberty

This year, the Convention on Modern Liberty will gather in London and six venues across the UK, from Belfast to Cambridge, on 28 February.