BHRC and UK Chambers release an open letter to Mr. José Antonio Griñán regarding recent reform to universal jurisdiction in Spain

March 21, 2014
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (‘BHRC’), Garden Court International, Garden Court Chambers (‘GCI’), Red Lion Chambers (‘RLC’) and Doughty Street Chambers International Criminal Law Team (‘DSC’) release today, 21 March 2014, an Open Letter to Mr. José Antonio Griñán, Chairman of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, regarding the recent reform to...

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...

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...

International lawyers observe “12 Apostles” trial of Santiago Uribe Vélez

November 11, 2019
Representatives from the Colombian Caravana (UK) and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales returned to Medellin to continue the international observation of the trial of Santiago Uribe Vélez, the brother of former Colombian President and current Senator, Álvaro Uribe Vélez. Santiago Uribe is accused of heading a paramilitary group in North Antioquia...

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...

BHRC session at Annual Bar Conference 2014

November 9, 2014
The Bar Human Rights Committee hosted an engaging and thought-provoking seminar at this year’s Annual Bar Council Conference on 8th November, entitled ‘Human Rights and Reconciliation: mediation on the world stage’. Chaired by Kirsty Brimelow QC, the panel of high-level speakers included: Professor Philippe Sands QC of University College London and Matrix Chambers Mark Muller...