Human Rights Public Lecture
Date: Thursday 24 February 2005
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: David Lammy MP
Chair: Dr Kate Malleson
Human rights controversies are rarely off the news agenda. Blamed for everything from a compensation culture to provision of pornography to prisoners, it would be easy to think that the Human Rights Act heralded the end of common sense. Yet the government that enacted it is now legislating again to establish a new commission for equality and human rights. As an election nears, David Lammy speaks about the state of human rights in Britain today.
David Lammy was elected Member of Parliament for Tottenham in 2000 and appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Constitutional Affairs in 2003.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.
For further information contact Joy Whyte: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7955 6428.
Text of David Lammy's speech: Human Rights Under Attack (weblink to PDF)