On 1 March 2012, the Independent newspaper published a letter by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
On 26 January 2012, the Attorney General gave a lecture to London Common Law and Commercial Bar on the European Court of Human Rights and its relationship with the UK and the UK courts.
A podcast of the 2012 Jim Rose lecture – ‘A Tale of Tottenham: race, riots and the future’ – delivered by former government minister, Rt Hon. David Lammy MP is available on the LSE website.
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.