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The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration?

Date: 11 November 2020

Time: 12.00 - 14.00 UK time

Venue: Online

Co-organised with 

university of leicester

Event Details

This webinar is being held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights and the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Act, in the UK context. It will examine what the HRA has done for the UK and the contemporary political context. In particular, speakers will consider recent reform proposals such as the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21 which is currently before Parliament. This can be seen in the context of the Conservative Party's 2019 manifesto commitment to 'update the Human Rights Act and administrative law to ensure that there is a proper balance between the rights of individuals, our vital national security and effective government'. The webinar will also consider the continuing value of the ECHR for both the UK and the wider region, including the relevance of the HRA/ECHR to UK-EU Brexit negotiations.

The event is convened by Lucy Moxham,  Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Dr Ed Bates, Associate Professor, Leicester Law School.

Join in the conversation @BinghamCentre #ECHR70 and #HRA20


  • Prof Merris Amos, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Basak Cali, Centre for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School, Berlin
  • John Dalhuisen, European Stability Initiative
  • Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Raza Husain QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Nadia O'Mara, Liberty

Watch a recording of the webinar


CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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