BIHR's Director, Steven Bowen will be delivering the keynote speech on the Human Rights Act at the Amnesty Teacher Conference on Sunday 21st June. 

This is an all day event from 10am-4:30pm taking place at the
 Human Rights Action Centre



Session Title

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Keynote Speech: The Human Rights Act

12:00 – 12:45

TeachMeet session*

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch (suitable for vegetarians,   please let us know if you have any dietary requirements)

13:30 – 14:15

Workshop A: The Rights of Young Refugees and Asylum Conference

14:15 – 15:00

Workshop B: Digital Rights

15:00 ­­– 15:15


15:15 – 16:00

Workshop C: Children’s Rights

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 –

Social Drinks

*For those unfamiliar with TeachMeets, a TeachMeet is an organised but informal meeting for teachers to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights in teaching. This session will last 45 minutes, and will contain the following:

  • Micro-presentations — lasting around 7 minutes
  • Nano-presentations — lasting around 2 minutes
  • A round-table activity for the rest of the session involving group discussion

Workshop A: Refugees, Roz Evans

Roz Evans from Young Roots, a charity which works with young refugees living in the UK, will be running a workshop exploring the rights of young refugees and asylum seekers. She will explore issues such as refugees in schools, using films and stories relating to their experiences.

Workshop B: Digital Rights, Miles Berry

This session will explore the theme of digital rights in the UK. We're joined by Miles Berry, a Computing Education lecturer at the University of Roehampton, who will discuss rights in relation to data concerning and belonging to young people.

Workshop C: Child Rights, Frances Bestley

For this workshop we will have a representative from UNICEF, Frances Bestley, joining us to talk about children's rights. This will be in relation to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and will discuss the challenges of creating a rights-respecting classroom.

We look forward to seeing you on June 21st. If you know of anyone else who may be interested in the conference there are still spaces available. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact [email protected].