Events – past HR Act seminars

2010: 60th Jubilee, European Convention on Human Rights
Matlock, 6th November

Coordinated: Amnesty International, Wirksworth & District Local Group
Opened : Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP; Chief Whip (Conservative Party)

Sorcha McLeod, U. Sheffield Law School: The European Convention on Human Rights
Tom Lewis: Nottingham Trent ULS: The Human Rights Act

Presenters, case based group discussions:
Lynne Cheong, Bolsover District Council
Mike McColgan, Howells Solicitors, Sheffield
Mark Lilley-Tams, Paragon Law, Nottingham
Stephen Riley: Sheffield Hallam University Law School
Deirdre Sheahan: Paragon Law, Nottingham

2011: The Human Rights Act Under Threat,
University of Derby Multifaith Centre, 11th October

Coordinated: Amnesty International , Derby and District Local Group
Opened: Sanchita Hosali: British Institute of Human Rights

Speaker: Jamie Grace: U. Derby School of Law and Criminology

Presenters of case based group discussions:
Jamie Grace, UDSLC
Sanchital Hosali, BIHR and Ray Gumbley, Age UK Derbyshire
Mark Lilley-Tams, Paragon Law, Nottingham
Kirit Mistry, Derbyshire Race Equality Commission
Deirdre Shehan: Paragon Law, Nottingham 

2014: The Human Rights Act: no repeal and why it matters
University of Derby SLC, 19th March

Speaker: Professor Philip Plowden, Pro Vice-chancellor Derby University and Barrister:
The Human Rights Act: No repeal and why it matters.
See: Advocacy and the Human Rights Act (2002), Routledge-Cavendish (first published guide to the HRA for lawyers). Deputy Vice-Chancellor Plowden

8-10: Expert-led group discussions on the HUMAN RIGHTS ACT and:

Living on the Margins: human rights and multiple deprivatiopn: Amal Ali: Researcher, Sheffield ULC: Amal Ali

The Police: Kevin Bampton, Head, DUSLC
Research includes Human Rights compliance and the Police, and law associated with mental illness. Professor Bampton

Asylum & Immigration: Vanessa Bettinson, Senior Lecturer, Leicester De Montfort ULC.
Teaches public law including immigration law; criminal law; sports law; and human rights law; researches effects of denial of asylum; imprisonment for public protection; the law in domestic violence cases. Vanessa Bettinson

Social Rights: Alice Donald; Senior Research Fellow, Middlesex ULC.
Research on social rights includes work on the HRA: Section 6 (public authorities must comply with ECHR rights); see also Parliaments and the Eurooean Court of Human Rights. Oxford U.P., 08 2016 (cross national study including the UK where this issue is key since Parliament is sovereign in our democracy. Alice Donald;

Personal Data Security: Jamie Grace, Sheffield Hallam ULC.
Teaches public law; researches privacy and personal electronic data in high risk international settings.Jamie Grace

People with Dementia: Dr. Rosie Harding, Snr. Lecturer, Birmingham ULC.
Teaches public law; researches equality law, healthcare law, human rights and family law, especially the regulation of intimate relationships. See dementia blog. Professor Rosie Harding

Women: Dr. Sara Ward, Snr. Lecturer, Derby ULC.
Teaches Criminal Law; Civil Liberties; Constitutional Law; researches the Right to Life and women’s human rights. Describes Derby Law School’s curriculum including human rights law: Sara Ward

8-50: Questions and Answers
Chair: Professor Gerald Shamash, Steel and Shamash, London; Chair Manchester United Supporters Trust.
Specialist in Judicial Review, Media law; Parliamentary law. Advises governments and political parties nationally and internationally. Professor-Shamash

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