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SIHRG completed hosting of two Myanmar defence lawyers on study visit in June 2018. See report HERE.



SIHRG successfully completed a 9 month long juvenile justice project ending March 2018 in the Republic of Belarus involving 11 seminars and the publication of a Guide to national and international juvenile justice law. Click HERE for report.



SIHRG upcoming events:

Marc Willers QC to speak on Human Rights - Gypsies and Roma and racial intolerance.   He will speak at the University of Law on 4 October 2018 at 18:30 hours. Further details to be announced in September.

Recent activities:
  • SIHRG hosted two Burmese lawyers on a two week study visit in June 2018 - full report shortly.
  • SIHRG also assisted host an advocate from Siberia for three days of her leadership programme in the UK.
  • SIHRG attended the triennial General Assembly of the EuroMed Human Rights Network in Brussels June 2018. Report HERE.


Last event:

Date: THURSDAY 19th APRIL 2018
Time: 6.15pm for 6.30pm start
Venue: Room RG05 University of Law, 14 Store Street,
London WC1E 7D

A FAIR DEAL FOR THE PLANET?

Challenging Oil Production: A call to action.

Melinda  Janki,  an  international  lawyer,  will  discuss legal and environmental issues around the proposed oil production  in  Guyana,  a  small  South American  nation and former British colony. She will discuss the potential impact  on  the  Caribbean  and  the  rest  of  the  world through  climate  change  and  biodiversity  loss.  She  will also touch on recent litigation challenging the proposed oil production in Guyana.

Melinda Janki.  Click here for FLYER and event report.


Last events:

Wednesday 6th December 2017

University of Law Bloomsbury London 6.00pm

How Can Lawyers Defend Media Freedom in the World?

Rebecca Vincent UK Bureau Director of Reporters Without Borders will provide a world overview with examples of the restrictions and challenges going on world wide. See our link opposite to numerous reports from RSF. She will be followed by lawyer Ayse Bingol of Media Defence Initiative as to the possible difference active lawyers could make to challenge the pressures.



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

A 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.  Also, no two or more committee members may have a strong involvement in the same firm or NGO/interest group.


Recent events: see archives.



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 latest: 20th July 2018 : CLICK HERE  (earlier editions also)

UN Civil Society Update 18th July 2018

UN Jurisprudence Database

Rights In Russia weekly update

Reporters Without Borders - Regular Reports


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

  • NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING will be July 2018.  CONTACT ADMIN IF YOU HAVE MATTERS TO RAISE 
  • MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION ON OUR WEB SITE AT ANYTIME - SEND TO ADMIN



Alastair Logan OBE Chair of SIHRG delivered a summary of the Guildford Four case and law reform in this broadcast created at the request of Citizens Watch St Petersburg and promoted on their Russian website.


SIHRG has successfully completed a training project on child rights and juvenile justice in Belarus 2017-2018

The Group was commissioned by the FCO to spearhead seminars with judges and lawyers in best practice in juvenile justice. We are co-operating with Nottingham Trent University, London South Bank University, practising family law experts, our own members with defence law experience and the British Embassy in Minsk. Additionally we were responsible for the editing and production of the first written guide to juvenile justice in Belarus. Click HERE for report.



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

CLICK HERE FOR FULL GUIDE