Law Alumni Spring Lecture Europe and Human Rights: What next for the UK?
||Thursday 17 May 2012
||Doors 18.30, Lecture 19.00
||Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus
||Please book online or ring 020 7848 3053
Recent rulings by the European Court of Human Rights have stirred up strong feelings amongst UK politicians and the media. Should prisoners have the right to vote? Why are suspected terrorists not being deported? Given the current tensions between the UK government and the ECHR – what direction should human rights legislation take in the UK? These questions and more will be the focus of an informed and lively debate exploring the relationship between the European Courts and the current UK government.
The discussion will be chaired by Sir Francis Jacobs QC, Visiting Professor, the Dickson Poon School of Law, and President, Centre of European Law. Panel members include, David Anderson QC, appointed independent reviewer of terrorism legislation in 2011, and two leading King’s experts: Professor Piet Eeckhout, Director, Centre of European Law and Professor Robert Wintemute, Professor of Human Rights Law.