Event: “Human rights under attack: how can Labour defend the Human Rights Act?”

We are very pleased to announce our next event: “Human rights under attack: how can Labour defend the Human Rights Act?” This is a joint event with the Society of Labour Lawyers.

Format: Panel discussion followed by Q&A.

Date/Time: Wednesday 30 April, 6:15pm-8pm

Location: Parliament, Committee Room 15


Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Justice Secretary

David Mepham, UK Director of Human Rights Watch

Richard Arthur, National Coordinator of Trade Union Law, Thompsons solicitors

Sanchita Hosali, Deputy Director of the British Institute of Human Rights

Hannah Reed, Senior Policy Officer, Equality and Employment Rights Department, TUC

Amanda Ariss, Chief Executive, Equality and Diversity Forum

This event will officially launch our campaign on defending the ECHR/HRA, and our associated policy consultation. It will be an opportunity to develop, through an exchange of views, a set of ideas that will inform LCHR’s recommendations for how Labour should defend the ECHR/HRA.

It will seek to address the following three questions in particular:

  1. Whether the ECHR or the Court should be reformed.
  2. Whether there should be a British bill of rights.
  3. What arguments constitute the best defence of the ECHR/HRA on the doorstep.

Please join us on 30 April to discuss these important questions. This is a public event, open to all.

If you’re coming from outside Parliament, please use the Cromwell Green entrance and allow 20-30 minutes to pass through security.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ayesha Carmouche at ayesha.carmouche@lchr.org.uk