The Public Law and Human Rights Discussion Group meets throughout the academic year to provide staff and students who share an interest in public law and human rights with a dedicated, informal and friendly forum to present their work and to discuss issues of current interest.
Meetings typically take the form of an introductory presentation of around 20 minutes given by a member of staff or a student, with around 40 minutes for discussion. Presentations can be on work in progress or a more informal commentary on recent developments. Recent meetings have included:
Recent Decisions on British Policy on the Recognition of Foreign Governments: International Law Considerations and Constitutional Implications
Failing to Protect: Is it time to change our expectations of United Nations human rights bodies?
Comparative Utterances or the Dilemma of Comparative Lawyers
Dominic De Cogan
Tax by Law or Administrators: The Changing Boundaries
The Case for Religious Tribunals
Bringing Rights Back Home or Pushing Them Further Away? A Response to Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s Criticisms of the HRA and the European Court of Human Rights