Read our Joint Civil Society Report launched on 22 September 2016 here

About the report

A key outcome of this project is the production of a Joint Civil Society Shadow Report for the United Nations (UN) to use when the UK undergoes its third Universal Period Review in April / May 2017.

Over 175 civil society groups engaged with BIHR via our engagement and consultation events across Great Britain and our open call for evidence which ran from April to July 2016. We are very pleased to say that 75 other organisations formally joined the Joint Report, which we submitted to the United Nations on 22 September 2016. 

Report launch

The report was launched on 22 September 2016 at a high level event in London chaired by Sir Nicolas Bratza, Chair of BIHR (and former president of the European Court of Human Rights), with contributions from:

  • David Isaac CBE, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, Chair of the Joint Committee of Human Rights
  • Stephen Bowen, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
  • Sanchita Hosali, Deputy Director, British Institute of Human Right

You can find out what was said at the event by checking out our blog post here.

Several of our supporting organisations also submitted reports to the UN, which you can find here: 

Age UK

Asylum Aid

CRAE, Together and Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group (joint) 

English PEN

Inclusion London

The Howard League for Penal Reform

René Cassin