When: 16/04/2015 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Cost: No charge
CPD hours: 1.5
Every year the Law Society holds a human rights essay competition. The competition is run by the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society. It is named after Graham Turnbull, a British solicitor who was killed in 1997 while working as a United Nations human rights monitor in Rwanda. Law students, pupils, trainee solicitors and young lawyers from around the globe were invited to enter. The competition is being judged by Dominic Grieve, former Attorney General.
This event will discuss the essay title of the competition:
’The roots of many of our basic rights go back to the Magna Carta whose 800th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2015.
Given this important legacy, to what extent would proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights impact on the protection of human rights in the UK and around the world?’
On the evening we will hear from Conor Gearty, human rights expert and professor of human rights law at LSE. The winner and runner up of the competition will also be awarded their prizes by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve.
To find out more about the competition please see:
18.30: Welcoming remarks
18.35: Presentation to winners
18.50: Speech by the winner of competition
19:00: Guest Speakers
19.40: Questions and discussion
19.50: Drinks reception