BIHR is an independent human rights charity that is committed to challenging inequality and social justice in everyday life in the UK.

We want a society that has become stronger because all human beings are equally valued, can participate fully and are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

We believe that human rights have meaning and benefit for everyone. They are not just abstract or legal concepts and documents – they can be brought to life, and used practically to create a fairer, more tolerant society and tackle inequality and disadvantage.

We think that this can only happen if human rights are understood, applied and claimed, outside the courtroom and by a wide range of people and organisations.

So our mission is to bring human rights to life – supporting and empowering people and organisations to use human rights to improve their own lives and the lives of others.