Help with what you need to know

We provide people with authoritative and accessible information about human rights:

If you’d like to find out more about our mission and day-to-day work, watch our short film above, Introducing the British Institute of Human Rights, or click on the links below.

Comment and analysis

We are experts on human rights law and translating what this means for people in their everyday lives:

  • Blogging about legal developments and what they mean in practice outside of the courtrooms
  • Producing policy and legal briefings to shine a human rights spotlight on issues such as access to justice, education in schools and the Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal
  • Campaigning to ensure people have access to the protections in the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights
  • Media commentary on important issues, especially where human rights may have been overlooked

How we can help you

We support people working on policy and practice in public services and voluntary organisations to integrate human rights into their work:

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support BIHR:

  • Donate: as a charity we rely on the support of those who care about making sure human rights are made real here at home. You can support us through a one-off donation, fundraising for us, contributing to an appeal and/or through regular giving by becoming a BIHR Friend. There are also other ways to support us including through legacies. Please email Leonardto find out more.
  • Sign the Human Rights Charter: join thousands of other voices across the UK who want to speak up about the importance of human rights here at home
  • Join us at our events, including the annual Human Rights Tour
  • Stay informed: join over 5000 others and sign up to our eNews to get monthly news straight to your inbox. You can join our active social media community on Twitter @BIHRhumanrights and like us on Facebook BIHR Human Rights

Tell us why human rights are important to you: Have human rights helped you to be treated with dignity and respect? Do you want to share why human rights are important to you in your everyday life or why you think it’s important we have such laws here at home? Then we want to hear from you! Contact us here.

Download our Introducing BIHR leaflet here.