Skip to content


A British Interpretation of Convention Rights: Lord Irvine of Lairg, The Lord Chancellor 1997-2003

Date: 14th December 2011

Time: Not specified

Venue: Not available

Event Details

Presented by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and UCL Judicial Institute

*****Please note the change of venue*****

Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC
, Dean of UCL Faculty of Laws & Co-Director of UCL Judicial Institute
Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell KCMG QC, Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Lord Irvine of Lairg
, The Lord Chancellor 1997-2003

What is this event about?
This will be the first time that Lord Irvine, architect of the Human Rights Act 1998, has publicly commented on his intent behind Section 2, and its subsequent interpretation.

This event is free to attend. To register your place please email Lisa Penfold, Events Manager at UCL Faculty of Laws: or register online at

Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.

Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be made in writing via email to and and be no less than one week prior to the event.

No charge events
All events are costly to set up, even those for which there is 'no charge'. If you register but find you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. As a charity we need to cover the costs of events, and we may charge you a fee of £10 for administration and catering costs if you fail to attend or give us less than 24 hours notice.

Keep In Touch