Disability rights, human rights

As part of March for Human Rights, Liz Sayce, Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK, marks the UK government’s signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which took place ten years ago.Read more

Vikings, chocolate - and human rights?

As part of March for Human Rights, Heidi Chan from the York Human Rights City Network blogs about how York will soon become the UK's first human rights city.Read more

March for Rights - from the inside

Natasha writes about a Tour day in March for Rights 2017Read more

The Human Rights Act: it’s got me in the title!

Shelly Turton, Development Advocate at Pembrokeshire People First, blogs about the importance – and usefulness – of the Human Rights Act to their work, as part of BIHR’s March for Human Rights campaign.Read more

Social work as human rights work

Today, on World Social Work Day, BIHR shares how our Human Rights Act is supporting social work practitioners to reflect, challenge and change their decisions and services, delivering the best for the people they work with:Read more

The Cheshire West case: Three years on and the right liberty

Three years since the Cheshire West judgement, BIHR looks at the importance of this case for protecting people's right to liberty in health and care settings.Read more

Without human rights young people are left in limbo

Asmerom Woldegebriel from Centrepoint takes a closer look at the value of human rights and the Human Rights Act to their work, as part of BIHR’s March for Human Rights campaign.Read more

International Women's Day 2017

Sanchita Hosali reflects on International Women's Day 2017 and considers the importance of remembering that women's rights are human rightsRead more

Help us put the “human” back in human rights

Stephen Bowen launches BIHR's March for Human Rights campaignRead more

Human Rights in Dementia Care

To mark Mental Capacity Action Day, Lisa Clevely shares her thoughts on human rights for dementia careRead more

Reflections of a Good (Best Interest) Decision

To mark Mental Capacity Action Day, Ged Carney reflects on his work supporting people with mental capacity issuesRead more

Using Human Rights in Mental Capacity Advocacy

Myan Warrell marks Mental Capacity Action Day by sharing her personal reflection of using human rightsRead more

Innovation or exemption? The threat to child rights in the Children and Social Work Bill

The Children and Social Work Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, presents a real risk to children’s rights by changing the legal basis of children’s social care.Read more

Share your evidence on human rights in Great Britain by 6 July

NEW DEADLINE: Wed 6 July 2016 to share your evidence on human rights in Great Britain for our report to the United NationsRead more

Connor Sparrowhawk: Southern Health accepts responsibility for his death

Connor Sparrowhawk: Southern Health accepts responsibility for his deathRead more

The Human Rights Act: securing justice for the Hillsborough families 27 years on

After an inquest jury found that those who died at Hillsborough stadium in 1989 were unlawfully killed, Anna Morris, one of the lawyers representing their families, looks back at the longest jury case in English legal history and reflects on the role the Human Rights Act had to play.Read more

International Women's Day - Why the Human Rights Act matters

This International Women's Day Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters tells us why our Human Rights Act matters for women here in the UKRead more

Stonewall guest blog: Why we love the Human Rights Act

This Valentine's Day, Tom Morrison of LGBT equality charity Stonewall explains why we should love our Human Rights Act...Read more

Holocaust Memorial Day: time to take stock and reflect

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Aidan Shipman of Jewish human rights organisation René Cassin reflects on where our modern human rights protections come from, and what the future of human rights in the UK may hold...Read more

What these children have done in the past doesn't make them any less human

We look at the human rights implications of the abuse of teenagers at G4S Medway, as revealed by BBC Panorama earlier this weekRead more

Carers challenge the benefit cap policy on human rights grounds

The Human Rights Act has empowered two carers and a disabled grandmother to successfully challenge the discriminatory impact of a government policy which sees the benefit cap applied to people delivering care to a family member for 35 hours or more.Read more

Celebrating Human Rights Day in Parliament

Here at BIHR we held an action-packed programme of events to celebrate global Human Rights Day, including celebrations in the Houses of Parliament. Read our reflections on the event here...Read more

Reflections from “Universal Human Rights: Protections across the UK, Europe and Beyond”

This Human Rights Day, we at BIHR and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, co-hosted a discussion on human rights protections in the UK, Europe and beyond. You can read some key reflections from the day here...Read more

Human Rights Day - our rights, our freedoms, always

The theme of this year's Human Rights Day on 10 December was “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” Find out how we celebrated here at BIHR...Read more

Why human rights should matter to clinicians: a CBT therapist reflects

Patricia Murphy, CBT Therapist and Associate Editor of BABCP's official magazine CBT Today, recently attended a BIHR training session for third sector professionals on mental health and human rights. In this blog, reposted from CBT Today, she reflects on BIHR's work to highlight why paying attention to human rights should matter to clinicians.Read more

Striking the Rights Balance: BIHR on the Trade Union Bill

Today BIHR joined our sister human rights groups Liberty and Amnesty International UK in issuing a statement raising our concerns about the Government’s current Trade Union Bill. Find out whyRead more

Wanted: some clarity about how the Human Rights Act works

Urban legends and reality - human rights and wanted postersRead more

What might seem trivial to some could be life changing to somebody else: how the Human Rights Act protects us all

How the Human Rights Act protects what makes each of us as an individual.Read more

Poor practice in care homes: how the Human Rights Act helps protect us

A recent CQC inspection which found that a care home was not respecting the rights of its residents shows why the Human Rights Act matters to us all.Read more

Magna Carta and the Human Rights Act: Protecting the reality and not the myth of human rights

Rebecca Carr reports on human rights stall at local festival, supported by BIHRRead more

In defence of human rights?

Helen Wildbore responds to Harriet Harman's speech on the Human Rights ActRead more

Why the Human Rights Act Matters to All of Us

On 26 May BIHR held a Human Rights Act Bootcamp. Guest blogger Richard Turner wrote up what he thought of the event, and how it applies to us all.Read more

World Nursing Day: Human Rights here at Home

Healthcare which respects, protects and fulfils our human rights has an important role in ensuring we can all live dignified lives and participate as active members of our communities. This World Nursing Day is a good time to focus on the key role nurses can play in making this happen.Read more