BHRS was founded early 2012 as a non-profit initiative with an aim to disseminate human rights and to contribute to human rights culture in Latvia and the Baltic region. It is as a network of human rights professionals and academics and engages in research, consultancy, teaching and educational work. Currently, it focusses on the following areas:
BHRS brings together professionals and academics in such fields as human rights, international public, humanitarian and criminal law. It operates with a small management team, researchers and advising experts that develop projects and a larger network of experts and organisations that are invited on project or ad hoc basis.