A Bill of Rights for the UK: a good or bad idea?

9 December 2015, 6.00 PM - 9 December 2015, 7.00 PM

Wills Memorial Building, Room 3.31, COUTTS Lecture Theatre

On Wednesday 9th December, the Human Rights Implementation Centre will welcome John Wadham, a visiting fellow, as a guest speaker to talk about the government’s plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and to replace it with a British Bill of Rights. 

The new Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove, is about to publish a consultation paper on exactly what that might mean for the UK and John Wadham will talk about what is being proposed and whether or not it will enhance or degrade the rights we have in the UK. 

John is an independent consultant and a solicitor.  Recent projects include: Human Rights Implementation Project; University of Bristol (amicus applications in the African Court and Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights) and as a Council of Europe expert in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine. 

Previously he was: Executive Director of INTERIGHTS (International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights); General Counsel for Equality and Human RightsCommission and; Director of Liberty.  He is the co-author of the Blackstone’s Guide to the Human Rights Act, the Blackstone’s Guide to the FOIA, and the Blackstone’s Guide to the Equality Act.

The event will take place in the Wills Memorial Building, Room 3.31, COUTTS Lecture Theatre, 18.00pm until 19.30pm

Contact information

This event is free, but please book via the online form. If you have any queries about this event please contact Suzanne.mills@bristol.ac.uk or call +44 (0)117 331 5218.

John Wadham (HRIC speaker)

John Wadham, Solicitor and independent human rights consultant and Associate at Doughty Street Chambers

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