POLICY, CAMPAIGNS & NEWS BIHR 2018- Top 12 Human Rights Achievements Sometimes at BIHR, it feels as if our feet don’t touch the ground. We fly through week after week, all systems go in our mission to achieve positive change in human rights policy and practice across the width and breadth of the UK. As 2018 draws to a close, we’re pausing to reflect on some of our biggest achievements and to offer our heartfelt thanks to those of you that make our work possible. If you’ve offered your support over the year, whether through funding, partnerships, attending our events, signing our submissions or campaign actions, sharing our resources or simply giving us the odd retweet we say thank you and we ask that you take a minute to read what that support has allowed us to achieve. Our 2018, top 12… 961 miles travelled across the UK empowering communities during our Human Rights Tour. 2 parliamentary events in both Holyrood and Westminster bringing together parliamentarians, civil society leaders, academics, students and others to share positive stories of the Human Rights Act at a time where its very existence is under threat. 40 organisations supported to submit evidence on the positive impact of the Human Rights Act to parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights. 7 practical human rights projects empowering people across the UK, including young people, women who have suffered violence, torture survivors, people using health and care services and their parents, family members and carers. 6 accessible videos co-produced with Mencap Liverpool members to empower people with learning disabilities and/or autism to better understand their human rights. 155 groups brought together to combine voices on our Human Rights Day letter to the Prime Minister. 1 new resource launched on Hospital Discharge and Human Rights. 340 health and care senior managers, practitioners and advocates trained on how to implement human rights in their daily practice. 1 national lecture with Baroness Hale, President of the Supreme Court, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Act. 10 QMUL law students completed our clinical human rights module enabling them to understand how the law can make a difference not only in the courts but in the day to day policy and practice of people and organisations. 705 people across the UK joining us to celebrate 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by signing our birthday card to the United Nations. 1 Community Engagement Award for our Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights workshops delivered alongside Tower Hamlets Recovery College volunteers in East London.