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BHRC stands in solidarity with Russian Human Rights Group after arrest of director and arson attack

January 19, 2018
Russia’s leading human rights organisation, Memorial, suffers an arson attack on its Ingushetia office just one week after the arrest of its Chechnya director. In the early morning hours of 17 January, masked arsonists destroyed the Ingushetia office of Russia’s leading human rights organisation, Memorial. The Ingushetia office opened in 2000 as people fled Chechnya to escape the...

BHRC calls on Russian authorities to uphold religious freedom of Jehovah’s Witnesses

April 28, 2017
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales has issued a formal statement expressing serious concern over the Russian Supreme Court’s recent ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses. On 20 April 2017, Russia’s Supreme Court upheld an application by Russia’s Ministry of Justice to declare the Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrative Center an extremist organisation and to ban its...

‘The Russian Judiciary – Priorities for Change in a New Decade’ Event

February 8, 2010
The Russian Judiciary – Priorities for Change in a New Decade   Meeting: Monday 8 February, 6pm Drinks reception to follow Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ     There is growing disquiet, in Europe and elsewhere, that democracy and civil liberties in Russia are being weakened. Increasing state control of...

BHRC Statement on the Death of Alexei Navalny

February 22, 2024
  The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) is an association of practicing barristers, legal academics, and law students dedicated to protecting the rights of advocates, judges, and human rights defenders around the world, and to promoting the principles of justice and respect for fundamental human rights internationally through the rule of...

BLOG: Remote training in Kazakhstan: A reflection in the time of COVID-19.

March 10, 2021
Last month, BHRC in partnership with the Legal Policy Research Center, a non-political, independent research institute founded by a group of Kazakhstani lawyers in April 2008. delivered a second series of training webinars to lawyers in Kazakhstan on using international human rights law, in particular the ICCPR which Kazakhstan has ratified. We covered relevant and...

BLOG: Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021

January 21, 2021
On 24 January the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) is proud to be taking part in the 11th annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer (DOTEL). I am an Executive Committee member of BHRC, and the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH, in 21 countries), of which I am President, has been a co-organiser...

EVENT: Belarus on the Edge: Europe on the Brink? – Thursday 24 September 2020

September 30, 2020
Belarus on the Edge: Europe on the Brink? Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 6pm, via Zoom Chair: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Speakers include (TBC): Elena Korosteleva, Miriam Lexmann, Boriss Cilevics, Laurynas Jonavičius, Pavel Kuryan, Julia Korosteleva, Nadzeya Husakouskaya, Bill Bowring and a Representative from Viasna. Belarus in Crisis: The world looks on with a combination...

BHRC & Garden Court highlighting the voices for women’s rights around the globe in event for International Women’s Day

March 7, 2019
In honour of International Women’s Day, the Bar Human Rights Committee and Garden Court Chambers co-hosted a panel discussion showcasing the work of human rights advocates and defenders fighting for women’s rights & women human rights defenders around the globe. Panellists included Rothna Begum, senior researcher of the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, who...