Date and time: Wednesday 16 February 2011, 12.30 - 1.30pm
Venue: Room D202 (2nd floor, Clement House, LSE)
Professors Gearty and Harvey will discuss the ongoing debate about a possible new UK Bill of Rights, drawing upon critical perspectives on the role of Bills of Rights generally, exploring the experience with the Human Rights Act 1998, and debating lessons from the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights process. The aim of this seminar is to promote an open discussion of the nature of Bills of Rights, their value, and questions around possible design and content.
Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law in the Department of Law, LSE and barrister at Matrix Chambers. From 2002-2009 he was director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights.
Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law and the Head of the Law School at Queen's University Belfast. He is also a Commissioner in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and currently a Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights.