UCL European Institute


Why it matters that Conservatives Should Support the European Convention on Human Rights

03 December 2014, 12:00 am

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Wednesday 3 December
In this talk, the Right Honourable Dominic Grieve QC, MP presents the case for a conservative backing of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

Under the coalition Government Dominic Grieve was the Attorney General for England and Wales and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, until July 2014. He has been an outspoken critic of the conservative plan to withdraw the UK from the European convention of human rights, describing the proposed replacement, a British Bill of Rights as 'almost puerile' 

In this talk, Grieve QC, MP, presents the case for the claim that the conservatives should support the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • For a recent comment on the proposed British Bill of rights, Read Dr. Colm O'Cinneide's piece for the European Institute's comments page: "Highly problematic, to put it mildly" 
  • Places are limited. Should you like to attend please email Maria Diaz, by Friday 31st October 2014.