Future proofing: Running human rights arguments under the common law

Future proofing: Running human rights arguments under the common law

There have been lots of exciting things going on in the courts recently regarding the constitution and fundamental rights. Michael Fordham QC has delivered an overview of these changes in his earlier talk (link to audio file here). This seminar aims to fill in the detail. It outlines the recent changes and argues that there is as yet no certainty that a repeal of the HRA will make no difference. It gives suggestions for what may be done now to try to enhance the protection of fundamental rights by the common law and to safeguard your cases from the potential repeal of the Human Rights Act.

Author: Adam Straw

Publication date: October 22 2015