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Parliament and Human Rights in the UK: two years on

Tuesday 12 November, 5.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Two years on, the Human Rights Act is a well-established part of Britain's constitution. The primary guardian of the Act is Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights. But has the Act fulfilled the expectations of those who promised a new 'culture of rights' in this country? Has the legislation empowered politicians as well as lawyers? Does the Act improve or undermine Britain's parliamentary democracy?

Jean Corston MP, Professor David Feldman and Francesca Klug will be debating these issues in Parliament and Human Rights in the UK: two years on, on Tuesday 12 November at LSE.

  • Jean Corston MP is chair of the HOP Joint Committee on Human Rights of the House of Lords and the House of Commons
  • David Feldman is legal advisor to the Committee and Professor of Law in the University of Birmingham
  • Francesca Klug is senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, and academic director of the Human Rights Act Research Project

Professor Conor Gearty, Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all. No ticket is required.  


To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


Professor Conor Gearty was previously Professor of Human Rights Law at King's College London and a fellow of Emmanuel College. Author of numerous books and articles, mainly on civil liberties, human rights and terrorism, he is also a barrister.

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights provides an independent and neutral forum for policy directed research, teaching and debate. Through its MSc courses, short courses, public lectures and seminars, it brings together scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy-makers from the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

The Centre works in partnership with organisations such as the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Alert and Interrights and many NGOs.

For more information on the Centre, visit www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights| 

1 November 2002