Centre for Human Rights

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at Birmingham City University promotes the protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law, around the world.

Members undertake advisory roles in the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the African Union, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. We also provide consultancy services to individual governments and nongovernmental organisations, and in selected individual cases we draft legal opinions and file litigation briefs in domestic courts and in international human rights courts.

The Centre for Human Rights members have received funding from the European Union’s, European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, and the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Program, for projects to promote and safeguard human rights.  

The Centre for Human Rights focuses its work around four themes:

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CHR and CALS members provide brief filing, legal advice and drafting services for litigation in international and domestic cases.
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We provide legal advice and report drafting for political regions, governments, organisations and other stakeholders.
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CHR provides advice, support and membership for the work of other organisations engaging in the protection of human rights around the world.
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Research and Education

The CHR are working on a variety of research projects, both internally and externally, all producing fascinating results.
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These themes create opportunities for collaborative human rights work for CHR members, the legal profession, nongovernmental organisations and students.    

For more information please contact:

Professor Jon Yorke
Director and Professor of Human Rights
Email: jon.yorke@bcu.ac.uk

Miss Hannah Gorman
Associate Director and Solicitor Advocate
Email: hannah.gorman@bcu.ac.uk

Full list of Centre for Human Rights members.