Island Rights Initiative conducts research and advocacy on human rights issues facing small islands. We aim to bring together perspectives from different contexts to provide innovative thinking on the ways small islands can contribute to the global debates on human rights issues and provide leadership on the issues that affect them.
Our activities include seminars, research papers and parliamentary briefings and we work with academic and legal experts who specialise in small state issues including Doughty Street Chambers and Queen Mary University London Centre for Small States.
Some of the issues we have been working on recently include:
Our intimate understanding of small communities and their needs combined with a thorough knowledge of international human rights frameworks and practice allows us to tailor our approach to support human rights and small islands in a truly practical way.