Debate to discuss the future of human rights protection in the UK

Ongoing debates about the future of human rights protection in the UK will be discussed at an event in London on Tuesday 24 November.

The event will mark the launch of a new book ‘The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?’ which is edited by Professors Katja Ziegler, Elizabeth Wicks and Dr Loveday Hodson of the Centre of European Law and Internationalisation (CELI).

During the event the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, the former Attorney General from 2010-2014, will speak on ’The Future of Human Rights Protection in the UK: What Do We Know About the Government’s Proposals?’.

Katja Ziegler from the School of Law, said: “The UK government, media and public opinion have all at times expressed concerns about the growing influence of European human rights law, particularly in the controversial contexts of prisoner voting and deportation of suspected terrorists as well as in the context of British military action abroad.

“British politicians and judges have also, however, played important roles in drafting, implementing and interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights. Its incorporation into domestic law in the Human Rights Act 1998 intensified the ongoing debate about the UK’s international and regional human rights commitments and its constitutional protection of human rights.”

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