The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has been awarded funding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to coordinate and draft a civil society report ahead of the United Nations review of the UK's human rights situation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). To find out more about this review, please click here.

As part of its UPR project, BIHR is coming to Leicester on May 3rd (10:15am at the Guildhall) to provide civil society organisations in the East and West Midlands and the surrounding area with an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the relevance of human rights to your work;
  • Understand the UPR process and the important role your organisation can have in submitting evidence;
  • Review the UK’s progress on recommendations made at the last UPR (in 2012); and
  • Identify key new human rights issues in the UK which the UN should review.

The aim of the events is to build the capacity of civil society groups to better understand and engage with the UPR and to gather views which can feed into BIHR's Shadow Civil Society Report for the UN to consider when examining the UK. Please click here for further information upon this event (including both an agenda and event map), and to reserve your place online; attendance is free.