Leaving the EU: the Impact on Human Rights - London

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00 to 17:00

New Europeans, together with the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH), Britain in Europe and Brunel University Knowing Our Rights project, are organising an event to look at the potential impact of the UK exiting the European Union on a number of areas of individuals' rights.

Click here for live stream of the conference from 11am

The conference will examine areas of human rights under threat for EU citizens and UK citizens, covering issues associated with new arrangements for EU citizens living in the UK. We will also explore implications for others living in the UK where rights protected by EU legislation or instruments may be affected.
10:30 Registration
Welcome by Chair Tamara Flanagan, OBE - New Europeans 

Setting the scene

  • The view from Europe - Angelique Hardy, European Association for the Defence of Human Rights
  • State of the Union - Roger Casale and Samia Badani, New Europeans
  • Brexit's long shadow on the Human Rights Act - Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Britain in Europe think tank and Knowing Our Rights, Brunel University 

Exploring areas of concern
Chair: Jean Lambert MEP 

  • Potential impact for those with disabilities  - Kamran Mallick, Disability Rights UK
  • Potential impact on family life - Nando Sigona, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham
  • Personal is political: Impact on data protection - Gracie Bradley, Liberty
  • Potential impact on employment rights - Hannah Reed, TUC
  • Potential impact on the right to a fair trial - Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Knowing Our Rights, Brunel University

Roundtables exploring the themes in more detail

The event is free to attend, with lunch served between 1-2pm.

Click here to read New Europeans' and AEDH's joint statement 



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32 Smith Square
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