Free open event with The British Institute of Human Rights and Sir Nicolas Bratza in honour of 70 years of European Convention on Human Rights and 50 years of BIHR.

2020 has seen the world face the biggest emergency in generations. At BIHR, we believe that the Human Rights Act, and its mother document, the European Convention on Human Rights, offer powerful but underused tools to support people to be treated with dignity and respect and without discrimination.

Human rights must not be an afterthought in times of crisis; they are a safety-net that can protect us all, supporting people and providing a helping hand for those with public power.

Join us to learn more about your human rights and the difference they make for people every day here in the UK.

The event will be hosted by BIHR, with closing remarks by Sir Nicolas Bratza (Chair of BIHR's Board of Trustee and former president of the European Court of Human Rights

When: 10 December 2020, 10 - 11.30 am

Who can join: This is open to everyone who would like to learn more about our human rights, what they mean for our life and work, both during Covid-19 and beyond. In particular, at BIHR we work with 3 main groups;

  • People accessing / trying to access services, families and those caring about them
  • Advocacy, campaigning and community groups
  • People working in public services – health, care, housing, education, prisons etc.

This event is open to everyone who would like to know more about human rights and how they can be used as powerful tools during Covid-19 and beyond.


What will be covered:

  • Human rights law in the UK - what does this look like in 2020?
  • What are my rights and what can I expect from public services during Covid-19 and beyond?
  • The difference it makes - stories of change through human rights
  • Closing speech by Sir Nicolas Bratza (Chair of BIHR's Board of Trustee and former president of the European Court of Human Rights).


How it will work:

The online event will take place via Zoom. It is free! Please book a place below and we will send a Zoom invite in advance of the session. 

Places are capped at 180. Once they are full, they are full!

There will be an online survey sent both before and after via email to participants. 

If we can make any reasonable adjustments for you please let us know when booking.


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