On Friday 24th March, the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) will be coming to Jersey as part of the Human Rights Tour of the UK. In partnership with JICAS, Highlands College and Jersey Cares: Refugee Aid Group (JCRAG) the FREE pop-up day event and workshop aims to raise awareness about human rights and their relevance in everyday life by providing a space for debate and discussion.
The British Institute of Human Rights are at the forefront of human rights in the UK, providing training to council staff, the care sector, charity staff, and the public. They produce resources on how to use a human rights approach at work, and have specific resources for mental health and the care sector. They also advocate for human rights and have recently produced the UK’s report on human rights as part of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of all countries.
On the day, BIHR will provide a basic introduction to the law that protects our human rights in the UK, and together we will explore what the Human Rights Act is and how it is relevant and real to us all in everyday life. Importantly, there will be an opportunity to engage in some of the important debates going on about the future of our human rights law.
Using a combination of presentations, interactive sessions, discussions (and creative activities!) these full day events provide a much-needed space for people from all walks of life to look at the law, the everyday practice and the portrayals of human rights.
Everyone is welcome at these events. These events attract diverse audiences from police officers, doctors and nurses, social workers and others from public services, as well as advocates and policy staff from voluntary and community groups, and members of the public who want to find out more.
FREE- Book now https://www.bihr.org.uk/Event/human-rights-tour-jersey
BIHR Resources: https://www.bihr.org.uk/Pages/Category/guides-and-fact-sheets
“Insightful, inspiring and illuminating”
Participant from Exeter
“High quality and fun workshop provides insight into how human rights affect everyone”
Voluntary sector worker from Wellingborough
“In Cornwall we can at times feel a bit out on a limb, we sometimes feel a long way from government and places of power. By having these events we are reminded we are not alone and there are others who care as passionately as us about human rights, so thank you for coming all the way to see us!”
Tyler Bennetts, Cornwall Council
“It was great to welcome the Human Rights Tour to Scotland’s capital. There was some great discussion and a real appetite for more human rights work amongst delegates who attended.”
Matt Tyrer, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations