Past Projects

The Human Rights Consortium has a number of projects which had a definitive end date or have completed following their objectives having been met.

Strong in Diversity - Bold on Inclusion
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies was one of eight partners in a programme of action and research to counter discrimination and economic inequality against LGBT+ people in five major African cities. The ‘Strong in Diversity – Bold on Inclusion’ project was initially funded for a ‘co-creation’ period of 18 months by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).  However, following the Covid-19 pandemic and a reduction in the development budget, the newly formed Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), regrettably took the decision to not continue the programme.  

Photo Competition
Lost rights, found justice? was a photography competition and exhibition project launched in 2017 that aimed to increase public understanding of the rights and situation of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through creative visual and legal tools, organised jointly by the Human Rights Consortium and the Refugee Law Initiative as part of the Being Human Festival.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) research project, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is intended to provide a timely contribution to public debate on the development of the EHRC and its future at a time when it faces a number of opportunities and challenges.

The Sawyer Seminar Series, a wide range of events organised as part of the 'Fratricide and Fraternité: Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity Project' funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

The NHRI (National Human Rights Institutions) torture prevention and response research project aimed to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs in Latin America to engage with the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council to promote State implementation of international torture prevention standards.

The Human Rights Poetry project explored the relationship between human rights and literature, and resulted in the publication of In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights.