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19:00 - 20:30 26 October 2011

Bill of Rights Debate


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Student | Academic |
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice
Chris Bryant MP, Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform
Joshua Rozenberg, Presenter, BBC Law in Action
Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL Institute for Human Rights
George Letsas, UCL Institute for Human Rights

In March 2011, the Coalition government launched a Commission to help investigate the case for a British Bill of Rights which would replace the Human Rights Act (HRA). The HRA was passed by the Labour government in 1998, giving legal effect to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and allowing domestic courts to rely on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. The question of whether Britian needs a UK Bill of Rights and the precise role of the ECHR on a domestic level divides experts and members of the public alike. The UCL Institute for Human Rights invites you to a public debate on this important constitutional question.


Lisa Penfold
+44 (0)20 7679 1514 | lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk


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