Introducing… the Human Rights Information Project
27 January 2015
Some exciting news.
I have a new project. The aim is to change the face of human rights.
As readers of this blog will know, I often complain about bad human rights journalism. But inadequate reporting is a symptom of a deeper problem: poor public understanding of human rights.
It is time to do something about it. Introducing the Human Rights Information Project (HRIP).
- Radically rethink the way we talk about and present human rights;
- Use social media to explain why human rights matter;
- Build the tools to defend human rights against misrepresentations;
- Make information about human rights accessible and even beautiful.
The project is supported by Global Dialogue, a charity registered in England and Wales with a wide-ranging purpose to support human rights in Britain and internationally.
I will be taking a few months off from the UK Human Rights Blog to build HRIP (for solicitors: don’t worry, I will still be practising). HRIP and UK Human Rights Blog will work closely together. HRIP has no connection with my Chambers, 1 Crown Office Row.
Volunteer for HRIP
The application deadline for the Researcher/Project Coordinator post has now closed. Click here for volunteering opportunities (closing date Thursday 12 February 2015).
Follow @rights_info on Twitter and keep an eye on the UK Human Rights Blog for information about our launch.