School of Law

The Race Relations Act @ 50 Legal Panel 1965-2065

10 December 2015 | 18:30h - 20:00h | Panel Debate
LG.06, Liberty Building

This event is based upon the research of Dr Iyiola Solanke. It will focus on the impact of the Race Relations Act 1965 over the last 50 years and the role of law in regulation of racial discrimination over the next 50 years.

The Act has clearly not been a complete success. Yet, arguably without the Race Relations Act 1965, there might not be an Equality Act today securing rights for women, religious minorities, the differently-abled, LGBTQU individuals and workers of different ages.

The panel will feature five speakers, drawn from across the political spectrum. Each speaker will make interventions (7-10 minutes) giving their reflections on the Act and its impact as well as their vision for race relations in the UK in the future and the role that legal regulation of racial discrimination will play in this.

The objective is to stimulate debate and discussion on this important theme and enable members of the public to hear from and speak with members of the profession. Speakers will include legal practitioners and legal academics as well as policy-makers in civil society and the public sector.

The debate will be chaired by Dr Iyiola Solanke. The event is open to students and members of the public as well as the academic communities in the many colleges and universities in Leeds, Bradford, York and the surrounding region.

The event will be followed by a light reception in the Liberty Building Atrium.

The event is free to attend. However, registration is required as places are limited.

Location Details

Moot Court Room
Liberty Building
University of Leeds.

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map.

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