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Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law: Do We Need to Prohibit Class Discrimination?

Date: 10 December 2020

Time: 16.00 - 17.30 UK time

Venue: Online


Event Details

This year, the Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture will celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting the key cross-cutting human right: the right to be free from discrimination. The debate will focus on the issue of inclusivity within the legal sphere to assess whether the current grounds prohibiting discrimination under human rights law are sufficient to ensure equal treatment before the law and, more widely, in our societies. In particular, experts will discuss whether the existing prohibition of discrimination based on social origin under human rights law should be strengthened and, if so, how?


Michael Olatokun, BIICL


  • Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Michele Statz, University of Minnesota
  • Alexandra Wilson, 5 St Andrew's Hill 
  • Professor Sandra Fredman FBA, QC hon, University of Oxford

Event convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law BIICL

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Inclusivity and the law: do we need to prohibit class discrimination? 

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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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