Human rights: Struggling to be heard

Date / time
Date(s) - 24/03/2012
9:30 am


This one-day conference will give law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers an insight into the role of human rights, and the Human Rights Act in particular, in the political and judicial processes which determine the UK’s legal framework. It is a unique opportunity to explore the role of human rights standards in the formation of domestic law, policy and practice.

Participants will have access to JUSTICE’s core policy team who are engaged daily in working to defend and advance human rights. Delegates will:

• get an insight into the workings of one of the country’s leading human rights organisations;

• discuss topical, cutting edge human rights issues; and

• gain a practical understanding of the constitutional role of rights in the UK.

The conference will range from high theory to low practice. It does not require any detailed knowledge of human rights or the HRA though a familiarity with the broad outline of the legislation and major cases will be helpful. This conference is designed to provide an insight into the methods, techniques and tricks of the human rights trade. Together, we’ll grapple with the key issues in the UK human rights debate through a practical lens