The British Institute of Human Rights has a small but committed staff team dedicated to bringing human right to life for people here at home. Whilst the office is based in London we are a genuinely UK-wide organisations, with our team regularly working across England and spanning the Scottish Highlands, to West Wales, York to Truro. Find out more about where we work with this quick map.

BIHR’s day-to-day activities are delivered by our well-respected staff team, under the leadership of our experienced Director, Stephen Bowen. Our staff bring a range of skills from diverse backgrounds in law, teaching, the voluntary sector and customer service. Find out more about The Team, below.

As a charity we are governed by our Boards of Trustees. Our Board is led by our Chairperson, Sir Nicolas Bratza, esteemed UK lawyer and former President of the European Court of Human Rights. Our Trustees bring a depth and breadth of expertise with extensive backgrounds domestic and international human rights law, policy and practice. Watch our About Us video above or here to hear more from our Trustee. Find out more about The Trustee Board, below.

Trustee Board

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Chairperson: Sir Nicolas Bratza

Former president of the European Court of Human Rights

Vice Chair: Jane Gordon Treasurer: Rosalyn Parker Trustee: Tanni Grey-Thompson
Trustee: Stephen Pittam Trustee: Imran Khan

Staff Team

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Acting Director: Sanchita Hosali


Senior Human Rights Officer: Helen Wildbore

Human Rights Officer: Emily Graham

Human Rights Officer: Johnny Rebours

Administration and Events Officer: Jasmine Powell 


BIHR is often assisted by brilliant volunteers. We advertise volunteering opportunities here.

During the summer we run a special placement scheme exclusively for law students at Queen Mary University London, which kindly provides us with offices in exchange for our teaching services in the Law School.