BIHR is one of the most respected providers of human rights consultancy and training in the UK, and we have extensive experience of delivering bespoke training courses for community sector organisations and advocacy groups, for service providers, commissioners and public authorities.

Please Note this Open Training Session has taken place we plan to run a similar sessions in the future.

We are now offering open training courses for Advocates, Self-Advocates and Community Sector Organisations which provide an introduction to using human rights to create change for yourself or someone you support.  

At BIHR we aim for the light bulb moments- when people make the connection between human rights and the work they do every day. We move human rights from the law books to everyday life, using real examples and a practical human rights based approach. 

BIHR are extremely grateful to Leigh Day Solicitors for agreeing to host these training events.

Human Rights Based Approach to Social Justice

Course             Human Rights Based Approach to Social Justice

For                   Advocates, Self-Advocates and Community Sector Organisations

Venue              Leigh Day (London Office) Priory House, 25 St. John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB

Dates               This is a one day course (10am- 4pm) and will be run on Wednesday 26th February 2020 and Tuesday 10th March 2020

Cost                £90 per participant (Please contact us if you are unwaged and we are hoping to provide free sponsored places)

This course will:

  • Give an introduction to human rights and the Human Rights Act
  • Illustrate key human rights with real examples of successful hum​an rights advocacy
  • Look at effective approaches to using human rights law to prevent poor practice and challenge and change poor practice
Each course will also look at one human right in the Human Rights Act in more depth. 
  • The course on the 26th of February will look at human rights to prevent degrading and inhuman treatment.
  • The course on 10th March will look at using human rights to promote respect for private and family life, home and correspondence.

Both courses will follow the same format but go into detail on a different right within the Human Rights Act. You should select the course covering the right which you're most interested in or which is most relevant to your work. 

Quotes from recent course participants

“Highly recommended for beginners and as a refresher”

“A very interesting session that was useful for my role as an advocate”

“Inspirational and more relevant than ever”

“This training has helped me to understand how discrimination issues can be extended beyond the Equality Act”

“A whip round of a complex law that is highly accessible”

“This is essential HRA training”

“Clear, concise information, presented well”

“Excellent use of time, introducing brilliant resources to better enable human rights informed practice. Thanks very much"

Use the booking system here to express your interest in either course and we will get in touch regarding payment nearer the time.

*Note that when registering interest the amount states 0, as detailed above the price of this course is £90 pp. We are hoping to provide a few sponsored free places for those who are unwaged but this will be confirmed in due course. 

You can read more about other programmes of work with advocates, self advocates and community groups here

With special thanks to: