Today is Human Rights Day 2021!

This year we want to amplify the voices of people across the UK to their reasons for #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters

On this page you will find:

  • Why Our Human Rights Act Matters: ordinary people sharing how our law helps us all, share our video and guest blogs from people across the UK
  • The Civil Society Human Rights Day Letter to the Prime Minister: we've coordinated a joint call from over 150 groups urging the Prime Minister to secure our Human Rights Act, you can read our letter, press release, and share our video
  • Easy Read Translations: Together with people from self led groups across the country we've produced an Easy Read translation of the Human Rights Day letter and a video. 

Why Our Human Rights Act Matters 

Over the past few weeks, at BIHR we have been gathering reasons #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters to create this video:

You can read more in our blog series on Why Our Human Rights Act Matters, featuring pieces from parents, armed forces personnel and loved ones, young people who have experienced mental health issues and many more voices from across the UK.

Find our more about the campaign here, including why it is more important than ever that we all speak up for Our Human Rights Act. 

The Civil Society Human Rights Day Letter 

This Human Rights Day 159 organisations have joined us to call on the Prime Minister and Political Leaders to stand with us for our shared values, for dignity, respect, fairness and decency, for Our Human Rights Act.

Easy Read Translations 

We want to say a massive thanks to our friends at All Wales People FirstInclusion NorthLearning Disability England and Warrington Speak Up all involved in making this fantastic video, of the Easy Read Version of the Human Rights Day Letter:

Click on the below image for our Easy Read translation of the Human Rights Day letter:

Click on the below image for our Easy Read Press Statement:

Here is the non-Easy Read Video Version of the Letter: