Past Events

Past Event

Sussex Salon

Who’s Afraid of the Human Rights Act?

Hailed as an Act to ‘bring rights home’, the UK Human Rights Act was passed in 1998 with cross-party support. It has come under attack from successive governments and the media, blamed for a wide variety of ills: from exploitation by convicted criminals to unbalancing the constitution. We explore why some critics deem it ‘insufficiently British’, ask what a proposed Conservative British Bill of Rights would look like, and consider what it would mean to lose the Human Rights Act altogether.

Panel Includes: Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Professor John Dearlove, Dr Charlotte Skeet, Paul Bowen QC and Bella Sankey (Director of Policy, Liberty).

Tue 16 Jun, 7.30pm
£7 (£5 concessions) Includes glass of wine

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