Training set up for Human Rights Act

The British Institute of Human Rights has launched a training programme to raise awareness of human rights among charities and community groups helping marginalised people.

The Community Outreach Programme is being run in London and the South East and consists of a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. It is designed to teach people working in the third sector how to use the Human Rights Act 1998 to defend the rights of vulnerable people.

Four categories of people have been identified as being the most likely to benefit from the programme: people with mental health problems, refugees and asylum seekers, disabled people and elderly people. The institute has started out by focusing on charities that work for the first two categories and will extend it to those that help disabled and elderly people in 2004. In October 2002, The British Institute of Human Rights received £105,000 from the Community Fund to support its programme.

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