Human Rights, Brexit and Devolution, 25th March in Edinburgh

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Human Rights, Brexit and Devolution, 25th March in Edinburgh

A conference exploring opportunities to protect and progress human rights in the context of Brexit across the four UK regions.

About this Event

As the UK establishes new post-Brexit agreements and law, how can we best protect and continue to progress human rights across the 4 UK regions? Join us for this conference packed with in-depth insights focusing on the different opportunities and challenges around human rights for the UK as a whole and within each part of the UK post-Brexit, with space for in-depth discussion and networking with other organisations from the 4 regions


9:30 – Registration

10.00- 10.15: Introductions and welcome

  • Adam Wagner, Human Rights Barrister, Doughty St Chamber.

10.45-11.30 Panel 1 – Key Post Brexit Challenges and Opportunities for Human Rights in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

  • Judith Robertson, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Dr Simon Hoffman, Swansea University
  • Kevin Hanratty – Director of the Human Rights Consortium

11.30-11.45: Break

11.45-12.45: Brexit, trade and rights

12.45- 13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30: Break out sessions

  • Communicating Human Rights in the Context of Brexit: Lessons learned
  • Implementing Brexit in domestic law: implications for rights
  • Where next for Citizens rights?

14.45-16.00 Expert Sofa Discussion – a Human Rights Race to the Top? Perspectives from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

As a key advocate and stakeholder in this area, we very much hope that you are able to take up this invitation!

We are able to assist with travel and accommodation costs up to £200 per person on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to avail yourself of this please answer the appropriate question when registering. We recommend the following hotel: