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Franco-British Conference on Europe and Human Rights

11/06/2015 from 08:30 to 17:15

Following the UK election result, the future of the UK in Europe and Human Rights issues are once more under debate. A one-day Franco-British conference will be held at the prestigious Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace to discuss these in the context of the continuing relevance of the Magna Carta and the Declarations des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen.

Key speakers including Lord Sumption, SE Sylvie Bermann, Professor Etienne Picard, Keith Vaz MP, Professor Robert Tombs, Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Arden, Judge Bernard Stirn, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Jean-Paul Costa and Shami Chakrabarti will address questions such as:

• How relevant are these documents today?
• Should Europe have more or less power over its member states?
• Do the domestic political classes need to regain legitimacy?
• Do religions have a legitimate right to be exempt from special treatment?

We welcome your contribution to this important debate so the day will include interactive discussion and small roundtables in the afternoon. Please find more information and the agenda of the seminar here
http://www.francobritishcouncil.org.uk/conferences.php/62/magna-carta-and-the-daclaration-des-droits-de-lahomme-et-du-citoyen-past-present-and-future

The cost of the one day conference including lunch is £50 or £30 for students. Prompt ticket purchase is advised as places are limited. Buy your tickets here: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/26416/chk/be1e

 

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