JUSTICE Fringe Event - Liberal Democrat Party Conference 2012

JUSTICE and the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association (LDLA) will be holding a fringe event at this year's Liberal Democrat Party Conference:

The ‘Other’ Brighton Conference: The future of human rights in the UK


Professor Philippe Sands, Matrix Chambers, Commission on a Bill of Rights 

Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE

Professor Susan Mullins, University of Sussex

Tom Brake MP, Co-Chair, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Committee


Graham Colley, Chair, Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association

The event is free and open to all party conference delegates with passes for the secure zone of conference.

Refreshments provided.

The past year has seen a resurgence of discussion on the role of European Convention on Human Rights in the protection of individual rights and intense scrutiny of politically unpopular decisions by the judiciary, both at home and in Europe. Under the UK’s Chairmanship, the Brighton Declaration committed the Council of Europe to revisit the future of the European Court of Human Rights and states to do better on rights at home. The UK Commission on a Bill of Rights – considering the role of both the ECHR and the HRA 1998 – is expected to report in December 2012.

This session will explore the role of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act 1998 and the future for the protection of individual rights and liberties in the UK.

Event details

Location:Victoria Terrace, The Grand
Date(s):25 September 2012

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