Event: The Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK – Tuesday 24 November 2015

eustrainedI am co-organising an event to mark the launch of a fascinating new book, The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship? Edited by KS Ziegler, E Wicks and L Hodson. It will feature a talk by Dominic Grieve QC MP, the former Attorney General, on “The Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK: What Do We Know About the Government’s Proposals”.
The launch is brought to you by the University of Leicester, in conjunction with RightsInfo, and kindly hosted by Reed smith.
Date: Tuesday 24 November
Time: 4.30-7pm
Venue: Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS.
Please register with Teresa.Rowe@leicester.ac.uk if you would like to attend.
The event will begin at 4:30pm, followed by a drinks reception. Doors will open at 4:15pm. The venue is on the 33th floor of Broadgate Tower, and security passes will need to be issued, so please allow around 10 minutes of time upon arrival.

The European Convention on Human Rights in 16 beautiful infographics

rightsinfo-bundle01-lrgI’m very excited to tell you about RightsInfo’s new project, #YourHumanRights. We have produced 16 beautiful infographics each representing a key right in the European Convention. They don’t just show the text, but also explain in plain-English where the rights come come from, what they mean and why they matter

Click here to see Your Human Rights

Wait! There’s more…

Everyone is welcome to download and print these infographics for free by clicking the “download” link.

But if you or your organisation want a professional-quality print, for the first time on RightsInfo, you can order prints from our partner Magnolia Box. Each article is available as an individual poster for either £9 or £12 depending on size – buying the set saves you at least £40. We even have framed versions, and postcards, perfect timing with the holiday season just around the corner!

RightsInfo is part of Global Dialogue, a charity, so we are not out to make a profit. But we have been asked so many times for professional quality printing options, we decided to open this up for these infographics.

Please share these infographics to get the word out about why human rights matter.

The UK Human Rights Blog turned five, and we’re celebrating!

No particular reason

No particular reason….

We’re about to have a fifth birthday party for the UK Human Rights Blog (a bit late – we turned five at the end of March…) so it seems like as good as time as any to reflect on what we have achieved. 

First, some numbers.

  • Five years and seven months
  • 2,245 posts
  • 4.7 million hits
  • 13,273 subscribers (just email – loads more on Facebook and Twitter)

Not bad, eh? I started this blog towards the end of my pupillage (year of training) at 1 Crown Office Row in 2009. Thanks to the incredibly hard work and dedication of our dedicated band of authors and editors, the UKHRB has become a key source of human rights information in the UK and also across the world. Particular thanks to Angus McCullough QC, Rosalind English, David Hart QC and Martin Downs who have been total champions.

After five years on the job, you will probably noticed that I have drawn back my involvement to concentrate on my new project, RightsInfo, which fills in some gaps which the blog couldn’t have, without changing its basic nature. Into the breach has stepped another 1COR hero, Jim Duffy, who has brought a fresh approach and a lot of fantastic new authors. We are very grateful to him.

Anyway, keep reading and thanks for all of your support, comments and bizarre emails. See you at our 10 year party.

We are five! And we’re having a party to celebrate

ann-marie-calilhanna-mardigras-party-2012_1514-bannerThe UK Human Rights Blog recently turned five years old, and it would only be right if we celebrated with you, our loyal readers. So, we’re having a party on Thursday 29 October 2015. The full details are below. There will be drinks and some great music.

It’s a free event, but places are very limited so if you want to reserve a place, please email Lisa Pavlovsky (lisa.pavlovsky@1cor.com) with the subject heading “UKHRB Birthday Party”. The body text should only include your name, position (e.g. “solicitor” or “student”) and organisation, if you are attached to one.

Full details:

UK Human Rights Blog Birthday Party

Thursday, 29 October 2015

 7pm – 10:30pm

 4th Floor Studios,

255-259 Commercial Road,

London E1 2BT

We really hope to see you there and thanks again for your support over the years.

Donate a billable hour for refugees. Go on.

COfH99nUsAA09q0Have you seen 11KBW’s Sean Jones’ brilliant (and extremely successful) “Billable Hour” appeal?

He has already exceeded his target by about a million percent but the target was pretty modest so please consider donating. The idea is that you donate the equivalent of what you charge for one hour of your time.

You can donate find his Just Giving page by clicking here. All money goes to Save The Children.

The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered

uncovered-frontI am are delighted to announce the launch of RightsInfo’s new infographic project: 

The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered: What it does, who it protects, why it matters

If you care about spreading accurate information on human rights, then please share the infographic and individual cards as widely as possible.

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