BHRC launches update to Guantanamo Military Commissions Trial Observation Report with a virtual panel event

June 2, 2023
On 01 June 2023, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) launched its latest Guantanamo Military Commissions Trial Observation Report with a virtual panel event. Chaired by Stephen Cragg KC, Chair of BHRC, this event brought together an expert panel which consisted of J Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights...

Register now for the BHRC Guantanamo Trial Observation Report Launch on Zoom

May 19, 2023
Since it was opened over twenty years ago, Guantánamo Bay detention camp has been at the forefront of the United States’ “War on Terror”. From its peak of 780 detainees in 2005, 30 people still remain incarcerated at Guantánamo in “law-of-war” detention. Of these, 20 have been recommended for release with security arrangements to another...

The Bar Human Rights Committee strongly encourages urgent action in the Guantanamo Bay cases involving detainees captured by the United States as juveniles

May 12, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY 12 MAY 2009 LAWYERS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION ON JUVENILE DETAINEES HELD IN GUANTANAMO BAY The Bar Council, the Law Society, the Criminal Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association and the Bar Human Rights Committee have today called on the Attorney General of the United States of America to take urgent...

Farewell from our outgoing Chair, Schona Jolly QC

December 16, 2021
  As I approach the end of my term as Chair of BHRC, I write to share what an immense privilege it has been to lead this organisation, and its committed Executive Committee, members and staff through a turbulent period for human rights across the world. As the pandemic has devastated individual lives, so too...