Children England stand up for Human Rights The British Institute of Human Rights was delighted to work with Children England on the latest issue of their influential magazine Outlook which is dedicated to human rights to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Human Rights Act. "This season’s Outlook began with the relatively simply intention of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Human Rights Act and acknowledging the imminent changes to it being proposed by the British Bill of Rights…we weren’t expecting such a strong, practical championing of children’s rights." Chloe Darlington, the Policy and Campaigns Manager, Children England The edition contains contributions from the British Institute of Human Rights and other organisations who provide ‘a strong, practical championing of children’s rights.’ BIHR’s contribution, ‘The Human Rights Act and A British Bill of Rights,’ sets the scene for the edition with an overview of the Human Rights Act and why plans for a new “British Bill of Rights” are taking us in a worrying direction. Importantly we look at the current law and how the Human Rights Act works to protect and promote everyone’s human rights in the UK, including those of children and young people. Concluding with an analysis of the Government’s stated plans so far and the associated risks of repealing our Human Rights Act. Sanchita Hosali, Deputy Director, said ‘We are excited to contribute to Children England’s Human Rights themed edition of Outlook. The Human Rights Act is an important law which progresses the protection of human rights in the UK, especially those of children. At this critical juncture, whilst we wait for the Government’s consultation on its new “British Bill of Rights”, it is important organisations are vocal about how human rights, and in particular the Human Rights Act, are about all of us and the people we work to support. That’s why this latest edition of Children England’s Outlook is so welcome, and we are pleased to continue to support this work.” Children England, a leading membership organisation and collective voice for the children, young people and families’ voluntary sector. For more information about their work visit www.childrenengland.org.uk If your organisation would like to join our network of over 200 members committed to defending human rights and the Human Rights Act, why not join our Human Rights Alliance. For more information, please contact Richard at [email protected] or on 0207 882 5088.