Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Beyond the Human Rights Act: Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law

28 April 2010 | 2.00pm | Seminar
School of Law, University of Leeds

Part of the Seminar Series 'Deliberating About Human Rights'. Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The importance of deliberation suggests a political concept of justice that is inconsistent with universal ideas around human rights and a limited role for domestic and international courts, with the focus returning to Parliament. Proponents of a deliberative or dialogical model of constitutional rights point to the importance of the relationship between institutions, with judicial review simply another step in the establishment of justice norms in conditions of uncertainty and disagreement. These ideas are explored in this series of seminars with a focus on the reform of the Human Rights Act.

Paper by Professor Conor Gearty (PDF, 443KB)

Location Details

Seminar Room 1.06
School of Law
University of Leeds


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