External Human Rights Events
- 1st Annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights
- The inaugural ERIS Annual Democracy Lecture
- Domestic Judges and The European Court of Human Rights: Conflict or Consensus?
- What Should We Expect from a Progressive Equality Jurisprudence? The Case of South Africa
- Mexico and the Inter-American Human Rights System In comparative perspective with the European Court of Human Rights
- The Triumph of Human Rights: Dream or Nightmare?
- Citizens' Privileges or Human Rights? The Great Bill of Rights Swindle
- Migration, Human Rights and Security in Europe
- Advancing Sexual Rights in the “Developing World”: The Politics of Human Rights Interventionism
- Negotiating Religion IV - Legal Frameworks: Schools and Religious Freedom
- Human Rights Thought and Practice in the Contemporary World
- LLAKES Research Seminar - Method Matters: Social Science, Human Rights and Phronesis
- UCL Laws Symposium - The Eweida Decision
- Inaugural Lecture Human Rights and the Autonomy of EU Law: Pluralism or Integration?
- UCL Legal & Social Philosophy Colloquium Proportionality: Diagnostic, not Constitutive
- The Future of the UK Bill of Rights
- Human Rights Collegium Launch and Inaugural Lecture - Confessions of a Judicial Activist
- Negotiating Religion: Inquiries into the History and Present of Religious Accommodation
- Forced Migration: Global Perspectives and Practices
- The Melloni and Åkerberg Fransson judgments: The incoming tide of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights?
The Future of the UK Bill of Rights
20 February 2013
Date: Monday 4th March, 1:00 - 1:55pm
Venue: Denys Holland Lecture Theatre, UCL Faculty of Laws, Graduate Wing, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG
Speaker: Professor Philippe Sands QC
About this Event: In December of 2012, the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights presented their findings in a paper marked by a deep lack of consensus. On the surface, this division was attributed to the polarized political standpoints within the Commission. For the minority, Philippe Sands QC, a Liberal Democrat adviser, opposed the introduction of a UK Bill of Rights on three grounds: devolution, responses to the Commissions’ consultations, and decoupling the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights. Supporting a UK Bill of Rights became a smokescreen for severing Britain’s relationship with Strasbourg – an unwarranted departure from the Commissions’ framework of reference. Philippe Sands QC will speak of his experience of working for the Commission, and he will address the future implications of their Report. Will calls for a UK Bill of Rights resurge after the 2014 Scottish Referendum on independence? Or will the existing Human Rights Act by then become regarded as a "UK Bill of Rights in all but name”?
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