Former Attorney General to talk at human rights book launch – 24 November 2015

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General, will present ʻThe Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK: What Do We Know About the Government’s Proposals?’ at the launch of the book ʻThe UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?’
Former Attorney General to talk at human rights book launch – 24 November 2015

The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?

The event, to be held in London, focuses on the ongoing debates about the future of human rights protection in the UK.

The UK’s engagement with the legal protection of human rights at a European level has been, at varying stages, pioneering, sceptical and antagonistic. The UK government, media and public opinion have all at times expressed concerns about the growing influence of European human rights law, particularly in the controversial contexts of prisoner voting and deportation of suspected terrorists as well as in the context of British military action abroad.British politicians and judges have also, however, played important roles in drafting, implementing and interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights. Its incorporation into domestic law in the Human Rights Act 1998 intensified the ongoing debate about the UK’s international and regional human rights commitments and its constitutional protection of human rights. The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP will address these current debates in his talk and discuss the issues of the expected government consultation about the future of human rights in the UK which is expected to propose that the Human Rights Act is scrapped.

The book launch event is organized by CELI in conjunction with RightsInfo and kindly hosted by Reed Smith.

Time: Tuesday 24 November at 4:30-7:00pm
Venue: Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS.
Registration required with teresa.rowe@leicester.ac.uk.

The event will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by a drinks reception. Doors will open at 4:15 pm. The venue is on the 33th floor of Broadgate Tower, and security passes will need to be issued, so please allow around 10 minutes of time upon arrival.

The book is available from Hart Publishing at where the table of contents and introduction are available as a free download.

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