“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
“Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
“Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people”.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We are not afraid to challenge governments and transnational corporations on human rights breaches. We believe that violations of human rights should not be tolerated. We represent clients in cases that raise international human rights law issues. We passionately assist vulnerable individuals of society including those who are victim of state oppression, torture, brutality, slavery and human trafficking with an unwavering commitment to fundamental human rights.
A government is not above law in any democracy. It is created by law and must act within the bounds of law including international law. We have breadth of experience in challenging by way of judicial review unfair exercise and abuse of power and human rights breaches by public authorities to ensure they act within the law.
How We Can Help
- Representing vulnerable individuals before local authorities and courts
- Representing clients before the regional human rights bodies such as the European Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
- Filing of individual communications/complaints with the Human Rights Committee established under International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
- Filing of individual communications/complaints with the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights established under International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
- Bringing actions against British Government for breach of human rights abroad
- Equality and discrimination claims
- Unlawful detention claims
- Training in international human rights law for Judges, police, NGOs, lawyers and governments
- The law of human rights treaties and treaty interpretation
- Treaty negotiation and accession
- State responsibility
- Reviewing and advising on human rights policies and procedures