Lord Bach gives guest lecture on the future of human rights

The School of Social Sciences was delighted to welcome Lord William 'Willy' Bach, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Commonwealth and Foreign Minister to give a guest lecture on Protecting citizens: the future of Human Rights.

The School of Social Sciences was delighted to welcome Lord William 'Willy' Bach, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Commonwealth and Foreign Minister to give a guest lecture on Protecting citizens: the future of Human Rights.

The lecture took place on Thursday 19 March and was attended by a range of academics, students, dignitaries and Nottingham citizens.

In his speech, Lord Bach outlined the link between the Magna Carta and human rights law. He discussed recent changes in the civil justice field and the implications of these changes, particularly regarding access to legal aid. He went on to examine recent debates on the future of the 1998 Human Rights Act and the prospect of the UK withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. Lord Bach concluded by arguing that Human Rights should be an important issue in the 2015 General Election.

The speech was followed by questions from the floor which initiated further discussion on the subject of human rights.

Lord Bach gives guest lecture on the future of human rights

Published on 21 April 2015
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