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Full title: Franco-British Conference on Europe and Human Rights:Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen.

11/06/2015 from 08:30 to 17:15

Following the UK election result, the future of the UK in Europe and Human Rights issues are once more highly topical. A one-day Franco-British conference will be held at the prestigious Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace to discuss these in the context of the continuing relevance of the Magna Carta and the Declarations des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen. Proceedings will be conducted in English.

Key speakers including Lord Sumption, SE Sylvie Bermann, Professor Etienne Picard, Keith Vaz MP, Professor Robert Tombs, Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Arden, Judge Bernard Stirn, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Jean-Paul Costa and Shami Chakrabarti will address questions such as:
• The relationship between the UK and Europe – a priority for the newly-elected UK government
• Legal changes as the new Lord Chancellor proposes legislation abolishing the Human Rights Act
• How have these documents shaped the relationship between government and citizens today? Can we
assess the validity and usefulness of Magna Carta as a concrete legal tool throughout the years, in the UK
and in Europe?
• How relevant are these documents today?
• Should Europe have more or less power over its member states?
• Do the domestic political classes need to regain legitimacy?
• Do religions have a legitimate right to be exempt from special treatment?
• Are the secular settlements of Europe secure?

We welcome your contribution to this important debate so the day will include interactive discussion and small roundtables in the afternoon. Please find more information and the agenda of the seminar here.

The cost of the one day conference including lunch is £50 or £30 for students and the event attracts 7 hours’ CBD credit. Prompt ticket purchase is advised as places are limited. Buy your tickets here:

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The event is being organised with the Franco-British Lawyers Society, Franco-British Connections and is being supported by LexisNexis, the French Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as Magna Carta 800th.

Event details
• Age group: Adults
• Price: £50 (£30 for students)
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