In 2020 BIHR turns 50. We have a long and varied history of first calling for human rights to be incorporated into UK law, and secondly of supporting different ways to bring these standards to life and have meaning in policy, practice and people's everyday experiences. 
 
In preparation for turning 50, we commissioned a Strategic Review in 2019, with the support of one of our funders, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. This helped us explore the organisation’s key achievements, our unique contribution to the human rights field and wider voluntary sector, and how to best secure and strengthen our role within the sector and wider policy and practice circles. 
 
Through this process the Board of Trustees, with the Director and staff team, have recalibrated BIHR’s strategic direction:
 
  • building on our unique role in providing the support needed to secure local level social change through human rights, and 
  • developing a bold new approach to policy work which places people at the centre of national change to better respect and protect people’s human rights
 
Our 2020-2025 Strategic Framework sets out our direction of travel for the next five years. 
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