• UCL Twitter account
  • UCL YouTube channel
  • UCL Facebook page
  • UCL SoundCloud channel
  • UCL iTunes store

Information for Staff

Calendar

Select dates to view past and future events

18:00 - 20:30 16 June 2011

Does Britain Need a Bill of Rights? - POSTPONED

Location

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

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

Speaker information

Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice
Chris Bryant MP, Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform
George Letsas, UCL Institute for Human Rights
Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL Institute for Human Rights

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN 2011 (a new date to follow shortly)

In March 2011 the Coalition government launched a Commission to 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 Britain needs a UK Bill of Rights and the precise role of the ECHR at 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.


Contact

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


Links

Click here to register


Law event