Phoenix Society: The Assault on Human Rights – Stuart Weir – Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Stuart Weir (former editor of the New Statesman Magazine, founder of Charter 88, Director of Democratic Audit, Policy Vice chairman of Unlock Democracy) discusses ‘the Conservatives targeting both the Human Rights Act and the European Court of Human Rights, mostly because they want to restrict human rights, partly out of prejudice against all things European. Behind their demands for a “democratic override” lurks a profoundly undemocratic agenda. How best can the left protect human rights and promote a generous popular understanding?’ Tuesday 22nd November 2011 Jock Colville Hall, 6:15. Drinks in Wolfson Hall from 6pm.