Since 2011, the British Institute of Human Rights has partnered with the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in relationship that contributes towards honing the skills of students wishing to specialise in human rights law and practice. Our partnership includes:


BIHR has convened and taught on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including UK Human Rights and International Human Rights. Starting in September 2017 we deliver an innovative new clinical module "Securing Human Rights Compliance: A Case Study on the UK", which provides students with key knowledge and skills to advocate for human rights outside of the courtroom.

Internship programme

Each summer BIHR runs a two month part-time internship for QMUL students, appointed through a competitive application process. Former interns have gone on to successful careers in the legal and charity sectors. Find out more about some of our previous interns here.

Human Rights Collegium 

The Human Rights Collegium is an innovative association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights.  is a consortium of members of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London and BIHROur aim is to focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights to help contribute to its progressive development and to benefit the community. Find out more here.

Read the press release announcing BIHR's arrival at QMUL here.