The Repeal of the Human Rights Act: Law, Politics, and People
Morrell Centre for Toleration
The Conservative Government has announced a “consultation” into its proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act and to replace it with a “British Bill of Rights”.
In this round table, a group of academics and activists will examine the legal and political issues and implications of the proposal.
Participants (tbc) and topics include:
- Dr Joanna Gilmore (York Law School), “‘The HRA and the Right to Protest”
- Representatives from RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research), a Manchester-‐based human rights organisation working with people, both locally and further afield, who are at risk of having their rights denied.
- Abiola who, together with RAPAR and her family, is fighting the deportation of her daughter to Nigeria where she faces female genital mutilation http://www.rapar.org.uk/olayinka-‐and-‐her-‐family-‐must-‐stay-‐in-‐britain.html
- Dr Adam Tucker (York Law School), “Bullshit and the Human Rights Debate (and How We Should Respond)”
- Dr Kathryn Wright (York Law School), “The ECHR and EU Membership”
- University of York Amnesty International
The event is sponsored by the Morrell Centre for Toleration at the University of York and will be chaired by its Director, Matt Matravers