The Future of Human Rights in the UK Thursday 10th November 2016 University of Brighton, Mithras House Call for Papers With a looming referendum to determine whether the UK will remain part of the European Union, prolonged calls to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, increased terrorism threats and a migration crisis dominating political discourse, this conference seeks to bring academics, researchers and practitioners together in a one-day conference to discuss the future of human rights in the UK. Keynote Speakers for the event are Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Professor Fiona DeLondras, Chair of Global Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Human rights and criminal justice Human rights and terrorism Migration Refugee and asylum law Gender issues Education rights Social welfare Human rights in the workplace International trade and human rights The European Convention on Human Rights Comparative and International Perspectives We welcome proposals for individual contributions and for panels (of at least 3 papers). PhD students are encouraged to participate. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth at by FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016. General enquiries can be sent to the conference organisers Dr Claire Michelle Smyth ( or Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour ( Registration fee of £60 will include lunch and refreshments. A reduced registration fee of £30 is available for students.


Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:15