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Sir Geoffrey Bindman and Saimo Chahal keynote and guest speaker at BIHR Annual Conference 2011

Date: 29 March 2011

Location: Central Hall, Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH

Human Rights at Home: an agenda for fairness follows three themes aiming to enable delegates to consider the role and applications of human rights to achieve fairness in times of austerity and political change.

Alongside, Alan Miller, from Scottish Human Rights Commission, Anne Hudson, from Langley Park Girls School, Dessie Donnelly, from Participation and the Practice of Rights Project, Lord McNally, Minister of Justice with responsibility for human rights and civil liberties and Sanchita Hosali, from BIHR; Sir Geoffrey Bindman and Saimo Chahal will gather evidence of the practical uses to which human rights have been put over the last few years, and explore the potential uses of human rights to achieve standards of fairness, equality, dignity and respect for all in a time of austerity.


Programme details

Morning Programme 9.30am - 1.15pm

  • Morning Chair: Professor Francesca Klug, London School of Economics
  • Registration
  • Conference welcome: Stephen Bowen, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
  • Testimony Panel: Human rights realities - Ten years of the Human Rights Act
  • Keynote: Lord McNally, Minister of Justice with responsibility for human rights and civil liberties followed by Q&A from the floor
  • Coffee
  • Workshops
  • Human rights in action: today’s examples for tomorrow’s challenges
  • Prospects & Problems: human rights in an age of austerity
  • Prospects & Problems: human rights and localism

Afternoon Programme 2pm - 4.45pm

  • Keynote:  Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Chairperson of BIHR and founder of Bindmans LLP
  • Workshops
    Human rights in action: today’s examples for tomorrow’s challenges 
    Prospects & Problems: Human rights in a ‘big society’  
    Human rights in action: using human rights for campaigns with bite
  • Coffee
  • Setting your agenda: an interactive session to put the day's learning into your context
  • Closing keynote: Stephen Bowen, Director, British Institute of Human Rights, Human rights at home: an agenda for action

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