Are you an individual seeking advice and support about a human rights issue?

If so the organisations listed can provide you with advice.

Please do not contact BIHR as we are unable to provide advice and will direct you to one of the organisations listed here.

As of 1 October 2016 the government contract to deliver the Equality Advisory Support Service (the national equality and human rights helpline) was taken over by G4S. The British Institute of Human Rights has highlighted it’s concerns about this decision, particularly the impact it will have on people whose rights may be at risk from services provided by G4S themselves. You can read our Director’s statement here (and learn more about the concerns raised by over 40 organisations about the award of the EASS to G4S).  


Sources of help, information and advice on human rights issues include:

Liberty is a human rights organisation that runs a free human rights advice service for members of the public and voluntary organisations.
You can contact the Liberty helpline on 0203 145 0461 or 0845 123 2307 during the following hours:
Monday and Thursday: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm 
 Please Note: LIBERTY'S ADVICE LINE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the Covid-9 virus. Find more information here
Citizens Advice provides free, independent and confidential legal advice, and can help you find a solicitor. To receive advice, contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). You can find your local CAB using their website or by calling their advice line:
Wales 03444 77 20 20
England 03444 111 444
Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers
Law Centres provide a free and independent professional legal service to people who live or work in their area. You can find details of your nearest law centre via the Law Centres Federation website:
The Law Society has an online directory of law firms and solicitors. They do not provide legal advice themselves. You can contact them using the following details for help finding a lawyer:
Enquiry line: 0207 320 5650
POhWER is a national advocacy organisation which has information about different types of advocacy and where to find more help. 
AdviceUK is the UK’s largest support network for free, independent advice centres. They have information on where to find a range of advocacy and advice, from benefits advice to disability and health advice