The Protection of International Human Rights: A barrister’s role 

The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) has been in existence for over two decades, working to promote justice and respect for human rights through the rule of law around the world. Its pro bono barristers have worked on a range of issues and countries and made a significant impact.

Recent work has included trial observations in the Maldives, amicus briefs on death penalty cases in the USA, advocating for better protection of young women and girls affected by FGM and providing training in child rights law and child protection across Nigeria in partnership with Unicef.

This event is an opportunity to hear more about the work of the BHRC, meet barristers on BHRC’s Executive, and find out how you can get involved in pro bono international human rights work. 

Wednesday 2nd December
6.30pm – 8pm

Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 Doughty Street
London WC1N 2LS


Kirsty Brimelow QC
Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; Barrister at
Doughty Street Chambers

Zimran Samuel
BHRC Executive Committee member; Barrister at 42 Bedford Row; Fellow at the
London School of Economics

Gráinne Mellon
BHRC Executive Committee member; Barrister at Garden Court Chambers; Guest Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics

Refreshments will be provided

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