Coming Of Age: The Human Rights Act At 21

3:00pm - 5:00pm / Wednesday 13th November 2019 / Venue: Seminar Room 10 Rendall Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
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Professor Conor Gearty, London School of Economics

The Human Rights Act received Royal Assent on 9 November 1998. In the week o its 21st birthday how has it fared? Well it is still alive, having faced a difficult childhood and a near fatal adolescence. What trends can we detect in how the legislation is being interpreted by the courts? And what difference, if any, is it making to ‘real life’? In a post-Brexit Britain what is its likely life-expectancy?

About the speaker:
Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. His On Fantasy Island. Britain, Strasbourg and Human Rights was published by OUP shortly after the Referendum result in 2016.

Discussant: Dr Adam Tucker (University of Liverpool)