Human rights after Brexit

The ‘Knowing our Rights’ project at Brunel University London (in collaboration with the ‘Britain in Europe’ think tank) invites you to a roundtable event on Human Rights after Brexit. Participants will explore the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the EU for the protection of the human rights of UK citizens and EU citizens residing in the UK, and the impact of Brexit, more generally, on the future of human rights in Europe.

The event will bring into sharp focus the effects of the UK’s departure from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and will place new emphasis on questions relating to the future of the European Convention on Human Rights after Brexit.

The roundtable discussion will be co-ordinated by the leading legal commentator in the country, Joshua Rosenberg.

The keynote presentation will be given by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, an eminent authority on European Union law and Human Rights. Professor Douglas-Scott is the Anniversary Chair in Law at QMU, and formely Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford and King’s College London.

Alexander Horne, deputy legal adviser at the Joint Committee on Human Rights, will be introducing the Committee’s recent report on the human rights implications of Brexit, reflecting on recent developments in Parliament and the JCHR amendment which aims to safeguard the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (BiE Director and Brunel Law School) will be speaking about the key aims of the ‘Knowing our Rights’ project, drawing the links between Brexit and the debate on the UK Bill of Rights.

Confirmed participants include:
Mary Honeyball MEP
Dr Ed Bates (Leicester Law School)
Dr Gerard Conway (Brunel Law School)
Dr Natasa Mavronicola (Birmingham Law School)
Libby McVeigh (Fair Trials International)
John van der Luit-Drummond (Deputy Editor, Solicitors Journal)
Professor Julian Petley (Journalism, Brunel University London)
Professor Javaid Rehman (Brunel Law School)
Dr Ben Warwick (Birmingham Law School)
Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria Law School)
Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel Law School)

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