Securing human rights for future generations

Your gift can help us to secure the human rights legacy for future generations. The British Institute of Human Rights, founded over 40 years ago, works to bring the promise of international human rights to life here in the UK. Our educational work helps make sure some of the most marginalised members of our communities are treated with dignity and respect, from challenging the poor treatment of a former prisoner of war in a care home to making sure disabled children can take part in school activities. Our real-life experience helps our voice stand out in national debates about changing human rights law – we are not only experts on the law but also on what this means in people’s daily lives. At a time of uncertainty about the future of human rights protections here at home our work is more needed than ever. A gift of any size will make a big difference to our work to help secure human rights for us all now and in the future.  

We understand your will is a personal and sensitive matter; should you want to consider leaving BIHR a gift we have prepared this handy booklet to explain your options.
If you would like to discuss leaving BIHR a gift our Deputy Director Sanchita Hosali would be happy to speak to you. Sanchita can be contacted by email or on 0207 882 5850.

The difference your gift can make

£1000 could help us train 10 carers giving them the knowledge and confidence to make sure services treat them and those they care for with dignity and respect

£4,000 would enable us to reach100 young people at community outreach events across the UK helping to inspire the next generation and continue the legacy of human rights

£8,000 could help meet the cost of our policy and research resources which supports other groups and people to understand what human rights are, why they matter and how they can get involved in national debates to make sure the promise of international human rights remains law here at home.

How our work helps


Work alongside BIHR promotes the rights of our service-users; our staff and volunteers have increased human rights knowledge and the association with BIHR gives us more confidence in using the Human Rights Act.
Jo from N-Compass, supporting carers in the North-West of England