BHRC x ABA ROLI ‘Edge of Law’ Virtual Dialogue Series concludes with report and recommendations to be published in September 2022

September 5, 2022
Image Credit: catastrophe_OL / Shutterstock BHRC was proud to partner with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) on a series of four virtual dialogues held between November 2021-March 2022, through which BHRC and ABA ROLI sought to and succeeded in creating a regional platform where practitioners, academics, civil society actors and...

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...

BHRC and the Bar Council write a further letter of concern to Polish authorities following the treatment of Judge Tuleya

December 7, 2020
The Bar Council and the Bar Human Rights Committee have written a further letter of concern to the Polish President and Prime Minister, and Marshals of the Senate and Sejm following the decision of the Disciplinary Chamber to grant the prosecutor’s motion to waive Judge Tuleya’s immunity on 18 November 2020. As part of the decision the Disciplinary Chamber...

Lawyers Associations join forces to raise concern for the rule of law and the legal profession in Turkey for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer

January 24, 2019
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has joined ten other Bar Associations, Law Societies and Legal Organisations in a joint declaration concerning the breakdown of the rule of law and serious threats against the independence of Judges, Lawyers, and Prosecutors in Turkey. The declaration marks the 9th annual Day of the Endangered...