About Our Human Rights Stories

ourhumanrightsstories.org.uk tells the real life human rights stories of people in the UK. Although these stories are rarely told and often overshadowed, they show how the Human Rights Act can provide a vital lifeline to individuals from all walks of life. From older people in care homes, disabled children being a part of the school community, to women seeking safety these stories highlight how the Human Right Act can offer something for everyone.


Why ourhumanrightsstories.org.uk?

At a time when human rights and the Human Rights Act are under attack it has never been more important to communicate how the Human Rights Act is working to provide a safety net for some of the most disadvantaged members of our society, helping to make principles like fairness, dignity, and respect real and meaningful for people in their everyday lives.


Who we are

ourhumanrightsstories.org.uk is unique in bringing together the experiences of organisations and individuals working on a range of issues and areas, such as human rights, children, equality, older people, women, mental health, carers, disability, refugees, advice, democracy, poverty and other areas. Within this diversity organisations are united by a commitment to telling the powerful stories we each have about how the Human Rights Act is making positive changes to people’s lives. ourhumanrightsstories.org.ukis co-ordinated by the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR).

For more information about the contributing and supporting organisations please click on the top of the page, read the individual case studies or click here for a list


“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt