BHRC express concern and shock over attacks on Camp Liberty

July 22, 2016
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) have today issued a statement expressing their deep concern and shock at the 4 July rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, which is home to large numbers of Iranian exiles. This attack led to some 50 injuries and material damage, according to residents. Five injured...

UN recognises Yazidi genocide

June 20, 2016
The UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria has this week concluded that ISIS is committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against the Yazidi people. The report, “They Came to Destroy”: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis, recognises that the genocide is ongoing, and is being committed not just through mass killings but also through gendered...

BHRC Chair speaks at International Women’s Day Conference 2016

February 29, 2016
On Saturday 27 February 2016, Kirsty Brimelow QC, BHRC Chair, spoke at the International Women’s Day Conference 2016 in Paris to 3,000 - 4,000 delegates organised by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The title of the conference was Pledge for Parity: Women United Against Islamic Fundamentalism.

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...