Upholding the rule of law and internationally recognised human rights norms and standards, with particular focus on the right to peaceful protest, which has come under acute strain, and on atrocity crimes.
Protecting and supporting practising lawyers, judges, and human rights defenders, with particular focus on the shrinking space for civil society.
Promoting knowledge and interest in human rights law and practice through training programmes, workshops and events, which have been almost entirely conducted remotely owing to the pandemic; and
Supporting and collaborating with other organisations and individuals working for the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law, through creative and persistent use of technology, outreach, and partnerships.
These objectives have translated into work in which BHRC has developed expertise and strong relationships on the ground, in the following core areas of focus.