This year marks 25 years since the Human Rights Act (HRA) was passed at Westminster.
Join this day of webinar panels, from 9:30am to 4pm, to listen in to reflections from key experts around the impact that the HRA has had on human rights in the UK.
The panels will look at how the HRA has been used to bring justice through the courts. It will consider its impact on public support for human rights, and the extent to which it has shaped public body decision-making.
Experts will reflect on some of the challenges of HRA implementation, exploring questions such as, what could have been done better? What do we know now that we didn’t know in 1998?
And importantly, what can we learn from the implementation of this ground-breaking human rights law to shape implementation of future human rights law reform across the UK? This is a particularly pressing question for informing advocacy and implementation of human rights law in devolved nations/regions.
Expert speakers will include:
- Professor Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Human Rights Law, University College London
- Professor Alan Miller, Professor of Practice in Human Rights Law, University of Strathclyde
- Sanchita Hosali, CEO, British Institute of Human Rights
- Carla Clarke, Interim Legal Director, Public Law Project
- Liz Shannon, Parliamentary and Policy Adviser, Equally Ours
- Barbara Bolton, Legal Director and Partner, JustRight Scotland
- Tom Southerden, Law & Human Rights Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
- Ruth Ehrlich, Head of Policy & Campaigns, Liberty
- Daniel Holder, Director, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)
- Oliver Wyatt, Mental Health Nurse and Head of Mental Health Legislation for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT)
We would like this event to be as accessible as possible. Please email Rebecca@hrcscotland.org as soon as possible with any accessibility requests.