Keep Calm and Apply the Convention? Thoughts on the Relationship between the UK and the European court of Human Rights
Centre for European Law and Legal Studies
Speaker: Paul Harvey, Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights, Strasborg
Chair: Dr Jen Hendry
The relationship between the UK and the ECHR is never far from the headlines or from more scholarly debates as to the future of human rights and civil liberties in the UK.
Views range from the adoption of a UK Bill of Rights, to reform (radical or otherwise) of the Strasbourg court, or abolition of the Human Rights Act and denunciation of the Convention altogether.
This talk will explore some of these controversies and ask whether, for the Court at least, the only solution is to do what it has always done: to keep calm and apply the Convention.
About the speaker
Paul Harvey is a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights. He has worked there since 2005. He works mainly on cases brought against the United Kingdom, particularly those involving criminal law and procedure, immigration law, and counter-terrorism.
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