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Webinar on the Human Rights Act

Mike McCartney

9th June 2021

Very detailed, but contains politics gold!

Over 20 years after the Human Rights Act coming into effect, the Independent Human Rights Act Review was established. This panel discussion arranged by the Law Faculty at the University of Cambridge is part of a series of public events where the panel members are engaging with interested parties before writing their report.

This is what the blurb says on the YouTube page:

"The event was divided into three main parts. It begins with academics from the two Universities offering opening reflections on how the HRA has operated since its entry into force in 2000 and its relationship to common law rights; Panel members were invited to respond to those opening comments. There were then two periods of discussion, focussing respectively on the two overarching issues identified in the Panel’s terms of reference, namely (i) the relationship between domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and (ii) the HRA’s impact on the relationship between the judiciary, the executive and the legislature. In each of those two sessions, academics offered opening remarks reflecting on the relevant theme, after which questions submitted in advance were addressed by both Panel members and academics."

The panel discussion is very detailed, so really of interest to those who are seeking specialist insight. That would be people like my teaching colleagues preparing materials on the topic for teaching next year, or those student in Year 12 who might be considering an application to university for Law.

Big up to Harry for sharing this.

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