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Are lawyers the enemy of human rights?

Professor Conor Gearty and Andrew Puddephatt of LSE will give a public lecture on Monday 6 November at the School asking Are lawyers the enemy of human rights?

The lecture will focus on the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law. This statute has provoked controversy and debate between the government, the judiciary and civil liberties groups especially on the issue of counter-terrorism. Have lawyers destroyed and undermined the meaning of human rights? Or in a time of acute anxiety, are lawyers actually their only reliable champions?

Professor Conor Gearty is rausing director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE and Andrew Puddephatt is a visiting fellow at the centre .

Are Lawyers the Enemy of Human Rights? will be held on Monday 6 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old building, Houghton Street, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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

Notes

This event is an LSE Lawyers Alumni Group debate. For further information about the alumni group contact Nat Holtham, Alumni Events and Reunions Manager, LSE email: n.holtham@lse.ac.uk|, or call 020 7955 6756.

25 October 2006

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