Book Launch: 'The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?'

Book Launch: 'The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?'

Series Name Centre of European Law and Internationalisation
Speaker Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Nov 24, 2015 04:30 PM
Ends at Nov 24, 2015 07:00 PM
Venue Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS
Open To Public

The Centre of European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) of the University of Leicester is hosting an event in London on ’The Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK. The event will mark the launch of the book The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship? Edited by KS Ziegler, E Wicks and L Hodson, all of the University of Leicester.

We are delighted that the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, the former Attorney General from 2010-2014, has agreed to talk at this event about ’The Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK: What Do We Know About the Government’s Proposals?’

The event 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. He will discuss the issues of the expected government consultation announced to be published in the autumn 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 4.30-7pm.

Venue: Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS.

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.

Registration required with teresa.rowe@leicester.ac.uk.

The book is available from Hart Publishing at

http://www.hartpub.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849467957

The introduction and table of content of the book can be downloaded free of charge from the website.

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