On 19 October 2015, the Bingham Centre held an event 'This Way, That Way, The Other Way? Directions for Human Rights in the UK'. The event provided an opportunity to hear leading voices reflect on the future of human rights protection in the UK, and assess arguments for and against repeal of the Human Rights Act and possible withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights. The government is expected to announce a consultation on a British Bill of Rights in the autumn.
Speakers included Helena Kennedy QC (Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws), Martin Howe QC (8 New Square), Anthony Speaight QC (4 Pump Court), and Professor George Williams AO (University of New South Wales, Australia and currently IAS Fellow, Durham University). The discussion was chaired by Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) (Partner and Joint Head of Public Law and Human Rights team, Bindmans).
The Bingham Centre is very grateful to Bindmans for hosting this event.
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Listen to an audio recording of the event
The views expressed by speakers at Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law events are their own personal views and do not represent the views of the Centre or the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).