World Human Rights Day: Tuesday 10th December

80 Cambridge Street, Austin Court, Birmingham B1 2NP
Wednesday 10 December 2014 (09:00-16:00)

The Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, in partnership with No5 Chambers and the Bingham Centre, is supporting a series of talks to discuss Human Rights issues in honour of World Human Rights Day.

Topics and Speakers:

  • Welcome and introduction: Nageena Khalique, Head of Public Law at No5 Chambers
  • Key Note Speech: 'Secrecy, Rights and the Rule of Law' - Dr Lawrence McNamara, Deputy Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • 'The Rights Roundabout: Where Are We Going With Our Concept of Human Rights?' - Ian Brownhill, No5 Chambers
  • 'Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights' - Dr Rosa Freedman, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School
  • 'Access to Justice, Effective Remedy and the Rule of Law' - Becket Bedford, No5 Chambers
  • 'The Mental Incapacity Act 2005: Achieving Compliance With the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons' - Claire van Overdijk, No5 Chambers
  • 'Gypsies and Travellers: "A litmus test not of democracy but of civil society" (Vaclav Havel)' - Tim Jones and Jack Smyth, No5 Chambers
  • Closing Remarks and Questions for the Panel

This event is free of charge to registered delegates and attracts 5 CPD points.

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