SIHRG upcoming events:
The General Election of 8th June imposes campaigning obligations on politicians so our meeting with Lucy Anderson MEP that was scheduled for 23rd May is postponed to a date to be announced.
For non-lawyer activists we have published a "Straightforward Guide for Criminal Trial Observers". We are prepared to publish editions adapted to any country and to permit the Guide's translation to any language. Just contact us via the contacts page
The new committee of SIHRG has been elected as follows:
The rule change ensuring only solicitors serve on the committee and that para-legals and students may only serve if co-opted has been carried without a vote against. No two or more committee member may have a strong involvement in the same firm or NGO/interest group.
24th November 2016 - 6.30pm - Dominic Grieve MP QC - wide ranging round table discussion on Brexit, ECHR and media attacks on judiciary and lawyers.
5th October 2016 6.30pm at IALS Wanlin Wang of Client Earth and Nicola MacBean of Rights Practice on "China - Progress on the Environment, Regression on Human Rights". Details HERE17th October 2016 - We stageD again our UN human rights enforcement machinery training with Dr Nazila Ghanea of Oxford University:
SIHRG has a comprehensive suite of online Guides to international human rights law. CLICK HERE to access the Guides, now for free.
UN Wire: 21st April 2017 : CLICK HERE
ALL MEMBERS CAN SUBMIT NEW IDEAS FOR PROJECTS ONLINE......................Click here
SIHRG trainers have returned from St Petersburg October 2016, January and February 2017 where seminars were conducted on the role of lawyers at the police station, trial observation skills and advocacy training and ethics. The collaboration was extended to further lectures in three Siberian cities in March. See REPORT HERE.
Following successful trial observation training for Turkish lawyers and activists SIHRG is completing a written guide for trial observers working in Turkey.
SIHRG is joining forces with OpenTrial to provide training in Malawi in April in trial observation skills and the use of OpenTrial's special mobile app. See the flyers for the trainings HERE.
Other reports are available via the trial observation link on the left.
SIHRG observers have completed a trial observation of two Burmese migrants on trial on the island of Koh Samui Thailand for the murder of two British citizens in September 2014. The verdict of guilty and death penalties was delivered on Christmas Eve 2015. The REPORT is available HERE.
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