BHRC Statement on the Death of Alexei Navalny

  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...

The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Volker Türk, issued a statement yesterday (10 October) on the human rights situation in Israel and the OPT. The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) endorses the High Commissioner’s condemnation of recent Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, shares his concerns about the consequences of a siege on Gaza, and...

BHRC Joins Call for Lao Authorities to Ensure the Immediate Release of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Lu Siwei

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) joins many international bodies and organisations in expressing grave concerns regarding the arrest and detention of well-known Chinese human rights lawyer Lu Siwei by Lao authorities since 28 July 2023. There are serious concerns that he is at risk of forced repatriation to China where...

BHRC co-signs statement on fair trial rights violations in trial of Hejaaz Hizbullah in Sri Lanka

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales joins Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the International Commission of Jurists, The Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) in expressing...

Foreign Lawyers’ Right to Offer Legal Representation and Independence of Legal Profession in Hong Kong are at Risk

    The 29 Principles, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), International Association of People’s Lawyers – Australian Branch, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, American Association of the International Commission of Jurists, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Law Society of England and Wales, Paris...

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...