Human Rights in the Time of Austerity

Posted by ah463 at Nov 24, 2015 10:50 AM |
Dr Maria Rovisco a panellist at the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Human Rights in the Time of Austerity

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Britain’s austerity measures and their effect on human rights at home and around the world will be the subject of a panel event that is going to be held at the Secular Hall on 4 December as part of the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

The event, titled Human Rights in the Time of Austerity, starts at 6.30pm, and will feature contributions from a number of eminent speakers who include Labour Peer, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and Chair of the Compass Management Committee, Baroness Ruth Lister; former Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems and a member of the Liberal Democrats’ International Relations Committee, Ed Fordham; and University of Leicester Lecturer in Media and Communication, Dr Maria Rovisco.

In their presentations, the speakers will discuss whether or not the government’s austerity agenda needs to change as well as look at what needs to be done to ensure that human rights and fundamental freedoms remain protected.They will also take questions from the audience on the topic. This event is free to all.

For a copy of the draft programme for the 2015 Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, see the festival’s Facebook page or blog.

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