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Event: Human Rights Beneath the Headlines

Ever read a headline about human rights and wondered if there was more to the story? Want to join us to discuss some of the most commonly reported human rights stories? Next event: Thursday 8th May, London

TRAINING: A practical introduction to human rights

BIHR's training courses aimed at those working in the public/voluntary sectors, providing a practical introduction to human rights law and its potential to help drive change.

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On Human Rights Day 2013 BIHR coordinated over 100 charities & civil society groups to write to the Daily Telegraph speaking up for human rights at home
The Difference it Makes: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Health and Care, real life examples from BIHR's collaborative work
We're collecting human rights from people across the country on our bunting, join in!
The new Human Rights Charter has been launched to join people and groups speaking up for human rights here at home

Latest News

Bid now to bring BIHR's Human Rights Tour pop-up events to your area!

24 April 2014

BIHR’s annual Human Rights Tour is in big demand and we’re getting ready to launch the 2014 dates for October –November 2014. If you want us to come to your town or city now is the time to join the growing community of public and voluntary sector organisations that have partnered with us to bring our pop-events to their areas.

New workshop: Deprivation of Liberty after the Cheshire West case

24 April 2014

We are now taking bookings for a new workshop: Deprivation of Liberty After the Cheshire West Case: Putting Human Rights into Practice.

Action needed to remedy human rights scandal of treatment of people with capacity issues

13 March 2014

BIHR responds to the publication of parliament's report into the Mental Capacity Act, which confirms what we've long said, that people with capacity issues being let down and denied their most basic human rights, something which should distress us all.

Blog Post: Let's Remember Women's Rights are Human Rights

10 March 2014

It was International Women's Day this Saturday, the 8th of March. Women and men from all over the world came together to celebrate the great achievements of women throughout history, but also to highlight the work that still needs to be done to realise women's rights.


Ask you MP to support human rights protections in care services

6 March 2014

On Monday 10 March MPs will be deciding whether to change the law and make sure people receiving care services have their human rights protected to the fullest extent. We think they should, and we know lots of us agree so find out more, read our briefing and tell your MP.

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The place for news and views from BIHR, amplifying often unheard stories that should be part of our debates about the value of the Human Rights Act and human rights in the UK.

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