‘Two thousand and ten – 2011 continued to be momentous years for the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC). Throughout the last two years the Committee has continued to work on ful lling its mandate in seeking to protect persecuted lawyers, judges and human rights defenders around the world, as well as promoting respect for the rule of law through its fact- nding missions, capacity building programmes, trial observations, seminars and case litigation work. In doing so, the BHRC has forged new and exciting partnerships with a range of human rights organisation across the globe, from Zimbabwe, India, to Mexico. Building solid relations with a number of different organisations has enabled the BHRC to expand its work and presence in new countries, gaining a wealth of experience and expertise as well as setting up a promising scenario for 2012.

It would be remiss not to also mention the individual work of BHRC members who have provided invaluable expertise and undertaken pro-bono work on behalf of the BHRC in a number of different countries. From trial observations in Bahrain, fact- nding delegations to Mexico and capacity building programmes in Nigeria, all of our members have played a signi cant role in achieving the goals sought by the BHRC for this working period.’

 

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