In January 2012, the Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech stressing the UK’s commitment to human rights but proposing reforms to the European Court of Human Rights.
Speaking at an EDF event, Thomas Hammarberg, the European Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that watering down British laws ‘would send a dangerous signal to undemocratic states’.
In January 2012, the heads of more than 30 non-governmental organisations, including EDF, wrote to The Times asking that legal aid be protected where it matters most.
Podcasts are available of the Law Society symposium entitled ‘Realising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK’ that was held on 21 and 22 October 2011.
The Deputy Prime Minister delivered the Scarman Lecture, hosted by the People Can charity, in Brixton on 24 November 2011.
On 15 September 2011, the Times published a letter by Professor Francesca Klug of the LSE Human Rights Futures Project and others about the European Court of Human Rights.
On 17 August 2011, the EHRC wrote to the Prime Minister to say it will ‘help to dispel myths that may have built up’ about human rights.
On 28 August 2011, the Guardian published a letter by Professor Francesca Klug of the LSE Human Rights Futures Project.
‘Do the rights thing’, by Colin Harvey and Colm O’Cinneide, was published in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 30 June 2011.
On 9 June 2011, the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP gave a lecture to the LSE Law Department on ‘A Fair Trial for the Human Rights Act’