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SIHRG upcoming events:

We were due to meet with Lucy Anderson  - solicitor and MEP on 21st February to discuss Brexit and human rights.

Our new chair - Alastair Logan OBE is to be recognised at a special event that evening at London South Bank University. In the circumstances we have agreed to postpone the meeting with Lucy Anderson to a date to be agreed.

You are most welcome to register for the LSBU event: "Inspiring Lawyers" - CLICK HERE for details.

The new committee of SIHRG has been elected as follows:
  • Chair: Alastair Logan OBE
  • Vice-Chair: Ruby Sandhu
  • Treasurer: Anne-Marie Irwin
  • Secretary: Sebastian Rounds
  • Education & Training Officer:  Lionel Blackman
Committee members:  Chara De Lacey, Samuel Moodey and  Francesca Allen

The rule change ensuring only solicitors serve on the committee and that para-legals and students may serve if co-opted has been carried without a vote against.


Recent events:

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 HERE

17th October 2016 - We stage 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.




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UN Wire: 27th February 2017 : CLICK HERE

UN Civil Society Update 15th February 2017

UN Jurisprudence Database

NEW: Rights In Russia weekly update


ALL MEMBERS CAN SUBMIT NEW IDEAS FOR PROJECTS ONLINE......................Click here     

  • NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING will be held mid February 2017.  CONTACT ADMIN IF YOU HAVE MATTERS TO RAISE 
  • MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES FOR THE NEXT BULLETIN - - SEND TO ADMIN
SIHRG trainers have returned from St Petersburg October 2016 and January 2017 where seminars were conducted n the role of lawyers at the police station, trial observation skills and advocacy training. Further training will be provided in February on ethics.  Following successful trial observation training for Turkish lawyers and activists SIHRG is completing a written guide for trial observers working in Turkey.


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.

Other reports are available via the trial observation link on the left.