A roundtable event, organised at the British Academy by the ‘Knowing our Rights’ research project, in collaboration with the ‘Britain in Europe’ (BiE) think tank, brought into sharp focus the effects of the UK’s departure from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and placed new emphasis on questions relating to the future of the European Convention on Human Rights after Brexit.

The roundtable discussion was co-ordinated by the leading legal commentator in the country, Joshua Rozenberg, who entered in discussion with Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the Anniversary Chair in Law at QMU, and formerly Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford and King’s College London, and Alexander Horne, deputy legal adviser at the Joint Committee on Human Rights, who introduced the Committee’s recent report on the human rights implications of Brexit, reflecting on developments in Parliament with the amendments which aimed to safeguard the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

The roundtable discussion was co-ordinated by the leading legal commentator in the country, Joshua Rozenberg, who entered in discussion with Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the Anniversary Chair in Law at QMU, and formerly Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford and King’s College London, and Alexander Horne, deputy legal adviser at the Joint Committee on Human Rights, who introduced the Committee’s recent report on the human rights implications of Brexit, reflecting on developments in Parliament with the amendments which aimed to safeguard the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (BiE Director and Brunel Law School) spoke about the key aims of the ‘Knowing our Rights’ project, drawing the links between Brexit and the debate on the UK Bill of Rights.

The roundtable brought together leading human rights experts such as Dr Merris Amos (QMU), Dr Natasa Mavronicola (Birmingham), Professor Julian Petley (Journalism, Brunel University London), Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria Law School), Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel Law School),  John King (9 Bedford Row) and Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (BiE think tank). Mary Honeyball MEP provided a view from developments in Brussels.

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Mary Honeyball MEP and Dr Merris Amos

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Brunel Law School human rights students debating Brexit

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