Encouraging discrimination or speaking your mind?

Encouraging discrimination or speaking your mind?
1 December 2016, 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM
Wills Memorial Building, Room 3.31, COUTTS Lecture Theatre

On Thursday 1 December, the Human Rights Implementation Centre will welcome John Wadham, a visiting fellow, as a guest speaker to deliver a talk ‘Encouraging discrimination or speaking your mind?’.

The police reported a substantial increase in recorded hate crimes in the immediate aftermath of the BREXIT referendum. There also appears to be an increase in hate speech and an increase in calls by some people to encourage ‘British jobs’ to be reserved for ‘British people’. Where should freedom of speech stop and are our laws and international human rights treaties drawing the line in the correct place?

John is an independent consultant and a solicitor. Recent projects include: Human Rights Implementation Project; University of Bristol (amicus applications in the African Court and Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights) and as a Council of Europe expert in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Book now
This event is free, but please book via the online form.

It would be greatly appreciated by the HRIC and our guests if you could inform us at least a day before, if you are unable to attend this event.

Contact information
If you have any queries about this event please contact suzanne.mills@bristol.ac.uk or call +44 (0)117 331 5218.