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The 30th Anniversary of the Bangalore Principles on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms

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20th November 2018

Time: 09:30-17:30 (Registration, tea and coffee from 09:00)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

This one-day conference marks the 30th anniversary of the Bangalore Principles on the Judicial Application of International Human Rights Law. It will provide an opportunity to hear leading experts, including some of those who participated in the 1988 colloquium, reflect on the legacy of the Bangalore Principles as well as the domestication of international human rights law more broadly.

This event will take a multi-institutional approach to domestication and will consider the judicial application of international human rights norms, as well as the role of parliaments, governments, national human rights institutions and other actors.

At a time of backlash against international standards and institutions, speakers will explore the prospects and challenges for the future. In particular, in the UK context, Brexit and the loss of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights will provide an opportunity to consider the domestic status of other international human rights obligations post-Brexit.

Opening remarks:

  • Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • Prof Nihal Jayawickrama, Sri Lanka
  • The Right Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE, Justice of The Supreme Court of England & Wales

Participants include:

  • Shaheed Fatima QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Dr Octavio Ferraz, King's College London
  • Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Eleanor Hourigan, Counsel to the JCHR
  • Dr Devika Hovell, LSE Department of Law
  • Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • George Kegoro, Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission
  • Prof Bongani Christopher Majola, Chairperson, South African Human Rights Commission
  • Prof Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen
  • Prof Alan Miller, University of Strathclyde
  • Prof André Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam
  • Dr Matthew Saul, PluriCourts Centre, University of Oslo
  • Dr Phillip Tahmindjis AM, Director, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute
  • Dr Philippa Webb, Kings College London

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This event is presented by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute.

Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend, however advance registration is required.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact Lucy Moxham.

Recording of this Event

Please be advised that a video recording of this event will be made by the IBA and that the video will be made available online following the event for information and promotional purposes. If you object to appearing in the recording, please let the videographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email BIICL in advance of the event.

CPD Information

It is expected that this event will offer 5 CPD hours.

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