Imran Khan & Panel: Does Britain Need Europe's Human Rights Laws?
Imran Khan is one of the leading human rights and criminal lawyers in Europe. His career began representing Stephen Lawrence, the British teenager stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack in 1993, and his work on the case led to the establishment of the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry, which in 1999 highlighted serious flaws in the police's handling of the case and declared the Metropolitan Police institutionally racist.
New Turn - a student politics society - are delighted to host Mr Khan for a speech entitled "Does Britain Need Europe's Human Rights Laws?"
Mr Khan's speech will be followed by a discussion by panel of experts and those at the forefront of the field.
Date: 31 January 2012
Venue: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary Univeristy of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
£3 FOR NON-MEMBERS. FREE FOR MEMBERS. For further information and New Turn contact details please visit http://www.newturn.org.uk/.
Francesca Klug is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE and Director of the Human Rights Futures Project. Francesca was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Incorporation Project at King’s College Law School where she assisted the government in devising the model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law reflected in the Human Rights Act.
From 2006-09 Francesca was a Commissioner on the statutory Equality and Human Rights Commission. She is a frequent broadcaster and has written widely on human rights, including Values for a Godless Age: the story of the UK Bill of Rights (Penguin, 2000). Francesca’s column for the Guardian’s Comment is Free, ‘Blogging the Bill of Rights’, was published as a booklet by Liberty in June 2010. Francesca was awarded the Bernard Crick prize for the best article published by Political Quarterly in 2009 at the annual George Orwell Prize event in May 2010. Francesca was subsequently appointed as a member of the Political Quarterly Editorial Board. She co-edited a Special Issue of the European Human Rights Law Review, published in December 2010, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights Act.
Other panelists to be confirmed. Please watch the space at http://www.newturn.org.uk/events/imran-khan-panel-does-britain-need-europes-human-rights-laws.