Rights Watch (UK)

Rights Watch (UK)

Charity information

Rights Watch (UK)

We provide support and services to anyone whose human rights are violated as a result of conflict. We hold government to account, drawing upon the lessons learned from the conflict in Northern Ireland

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Since 1990 we have provided support and services to anyone whose human rights were violated as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Rather than accept human rights abuses as an inevitable consequence of conflict, we work to ensure that government authorities live up to their human rights obligations. We stand up for the right to a fair trial, the right to humane treatment in detention, and the government's obligation actively to protect human life. We expose abuses of human rights and help the bereaved to recover the truth. This work has brought us wide recognition, including the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Prize in 2009.

  • Aims

    Rights Watch (UK) aims to:

    • Drawing upon lessons learned from the conflict in Northern Ireland - by responding to government consultations on counter-terror measures and delivering a Post-Conflict human rights toolkit.
    • Promoting human rights - by engaging and empowering communities who feel left out of the human rights discourse.
    • Holding government to account - by developing models of inquiry which are fair and effective, and supporting clients’ legal challenges by providing expert evidence and reports.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1048335

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 020 7922 7985

    Address: 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH

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  • Empowering communities at risk

    The Muslim community is increasingly identified as 'suspect', which often results in hosti... More
  • Legacy of the conflict

    BIRW’s project seeks to support groups, families and individuals in dealing with the leg... More
  • Dealing with the legacy of the past in Northern Ir...

    To help people and groups discover the truth about the past; to find remedies for past abu... More