03 December 2014

Mishcon de Reya to host a human rights panel event

On Tuesday 9 December, Mishcon de Reya is hosting a panel event entitled 'Protecting human rights in the UK: is there a case for major change?' at their Summit House office, along with One Crown Office Row barristers' chambers. The event is taking place in light of the Conservatives' proposal for a radical overhaul of the human rights system in the UK, which includes replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mishcon de Reya's Deputy Chairman, Anthony Julius, is chairing the event, which has the following speakers confirmed: Adam Wagner, founder of the UK Human Rights Blog; Anthony Speaight QC; Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC; and Rachel Robinson, Policy Officer at Liberty, who will be debating whether or not there is a major case for change.

This event forms part of a broader programme of human rights events across the UK between 8 and 12 December. The full programme is available here.

If you are interested in attending this event or would like to find out more information, please contact Verity Taylor.