Centre for Human Rights (CHR)
The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at Birmingham City University promotes the protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law, around the world.
CHR undertakes advisory roles in the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the African Union, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. Members provide consultancy services to governments and nongovernmental organisations, and in selected individual cases they draft legal opinions and file legal briefs in domestic courts and in international human rights courts.
Since the creation of the CHR in 2014, it has been either the lead implementer or partners on externally funded projects through the European Union’s Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, and the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Program, and five Midlands4Cities studentship provided by the Arts and Humanities Council.
The work from the CHR significantly informs the School of Law’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission, in providing key publications, and for contributing to the School’s case studies. CHR has also created high-level human rights simulated exercises, including a UN Security Council “Model United Nations,” to contribute to the School of Law’s submission in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In its work with international organisations, governments, and nongovernmental organisations, CHR engages effective and efficient processes to further the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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