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

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 ‘Diminishing Democracy: BHRC Panel on human rights and the rule of law in Myanmar’

Image: Bagus ups/Shutterstock   BHRC will host a virtual panel event on Wednesday 07 June 2023 bringing leading lawyers and civil society representatives to spotlight serious concerns about human rights violations and the rule of law in Myanmar. This panel event is the fourth in BHRC’s ‘Diminishing Democracy’ series following earlier events on rule of...

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

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...

BHRC In Conversation with Mary Lawlor – 15th November

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales (‘BHRC’) will welcome Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, for a very special in-person and live-streamed keynote and panel discussion event on Tuesday 15 November 2022 at Garden Court Chambers in London at 6pm. This panel event, titled ‘The criminalisation...

BHRC was proud to host a virtual panel event, Protecting Mental Health and Building Resilience: A Dialogue for Human Rights Defenders, on Thursday 21 July 2022. As we well know, human rights work demands extraordinary resilience and courage from defenders and practitioners who often work under immense personal risk and pressures which put them at greater...

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales supports the Yazidi Justice Committee as a member organisation

The Yazidi Justice Committee will launch a key report on State Responsibility and the Yazidi Genocide on 06 July The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales (BHRC) is a member organisation of the Yazidi Justice Committee (YJC), formed in early 2020 as an ad hoc body of the following organisations: Accountability Unit; Women...

Invitation to BHRC’s Summer Social

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) invites you to join us for our summer social. Please join us on the 7th July at 6pm at Garden Court Chambers for a drinks reception in the marquee. This event is an opportunity for members to get together, speak to BHRC’s Executive Committee, and learn more about how...