Date: 19th October 2015
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Time: 18:00-19:30 (registration from 17:30)
Followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Bindmans, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB
The event will offer an opportunity to hear leading voices reflect on the future of human rights protection in the UK. In its 2015 general election manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged that "The next Conservative Government will scrap the Human Rights Act, and introduce a British Bill of Rights" and stated that "This will break the formal link between British courts and the European Court of Human Rights, and make our own Supreme Court the ultimate arbiter of human rights matters in the UK". The Government is expected to announce a consultation on the subject in the autumn. This event will provide an assessment of the arguments for and against repeal of the Human Rights Act and possible withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights. The event will consider the rule of law implications of the proposed reforms, in particular of changes to the UK's relationship with the European Court of Human Rights.
- Helena Kennedy QC (Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws)
- Martin Howe QC (8 New Square)
- Anthony Speaight QC (4 Pump Court)
- Professor George Williams AO (University of New South Wales, Australia and IAS Fellow, Durham University from October - December 2015)
- Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) (Partner and Joint Head of Public Law and Human Rights team, Bindmans)
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This event is jointly organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and hosted by law firm, Bindmans.
This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.
This event is now fully booked.
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