BIHR’s policy work seeks to ensure those in power respect and progress our current human rights protections and do not take us backwards. We use our expertise on human rights law and evidence of what human rights means for people in their everyday lives here at home to shine a light on why the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights matter in the UK. We support a wide range of groups to join with us in speaking up for the importance of human rights in policy and legal debates, producing a number of guides and briefings to empower large and small organisations have their voice heard. Find out more below.
This briefing sets out how our Human Rights Act protects refugees and people seeking asylum, including real life examples of the changes the law has made for the betterRead more
Find out what BIHR thinks about the Human Rights Act and debates surrounding a new bill of rights for the UKRead more
Find out what BIHR thinks about European Covention and Court of Human Rights and debates about changing the UK's relationship with them.Read more
Find out about BIHR's work to make sure law, policy and practice in mental health and capacity services respects and protects people's human rights.Read more
Find out about BIHR's work to make sure people receiving health and care services have the full protection of the Human Rights Act.Read more