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SAM MOODEY

All on the SIHRG committee are devastated to announce the sudden death of our youngest committee member Sam Moodey who died suddenly in October 2018 of a heart attack whilst running. He was passionate about human rights and is a great loss to SIHRG and the solicitors' profession. His family have  set up a fund in Sam's name, to support a project where he interned for nine months, involving local Christian lawyers working with disadvantaged prisoners in Kenya. Click HERE for donations.




Marc Willers QC -   Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers 

‘Prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers: the last acceptable form of racism'.

Click here for Marc Willers' excellent speech
Held Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 6pm
The University of Law, 14 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7DE



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.


Recent activities:

  • Following the attendance of SIHRG members Anne-Marie Irwin and Sandip Basu to a criminal court in Cairo in 2018, SIHRG has completed its trial observation report on the case against Egyptian activist Amal Fathy. Click HERE for our trial observation pages and a link to the report.
  • In November 2018 SIHRG provided a two day trial observer training for Article 19 and Turkish activists. Click HERE for the training report.  
  • If you become aware of any trial that may be suitable for an international observation do please get in touch with SIHRG as we can support such missions.
  • SIHRG member Suzanne Valentine represented our Group at an international conference held in Istanbul in December on disability. More information HERE
  • The full report on Citizens Watch's seminar held last December  in St Petersburg on domestic violence law and practice  can be accessed HERE.  SIHRG supported the event by providing two UK solicitor trainers.
  • It is that time of year for the annual nominations and elections to the management committee of the Group. Click HERE for the nomination page. The nomination period will end 30th January 2019.
  • SIHRG hosted two Burmese lawyers on a two week study visit in June 2018 - See report HERE.
  • 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.


Other Recent events: see archives.

UN Wire latest: 13th February 2019 : CLICK HERE  (earlier editions also)

UN Civil Society Update  13th February 2019

Reporters Without Borders Reports

UN Jurisprudence Database


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

  • NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING March 2019.  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
  • Members may develop thematic working groups that operate within SIHRG with considerable autonomy. Click HERE for more information.



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.



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



SIHRG has a comprehensive suite of online Guides to international human rights law.

CLICK HERE to access the Guides, now for free.