Tour Report #16: On Human Rights law with Kirsty Brimelow QC and Francis FitzGibbon QC
Littman, David G. (January 19, 2003). “Human Rights and Human Wrongs”. National Review (New York). “The principal aim of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was to create a framework for a universal code based on mutual consent. The early years of the United Nations were overshadowed by the division between the democratic and communist conceptions of human rights, although neither side called into question the concept of universality. The debate centered on which “rights” — political, economic, and social — were to be included among the Universal Instruments.”
Human rights law is at the very foundation of our Rule of Law. Today, I am talking to two of the leading crime and human rights lawyers – Kirsty Brimelow QC, the new Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee and Francis FitzGibbon QC, both of Doughty Street Chambers.
2. Overview of the European Convention and ECtHR work
3. The HRA and coalition government plans for a ‘British Bill of Rights’
6. The role of The Bar in promoting human rights – British foreign policy predicated to some extent on countries complying with human rights