Thursday, 25 October 2007


Those of you with an interest in international human rights law and/or migration law, might like to know of a forthcoming conference on Article 3 ECHR.

The main details are:

Title: 'Migrants and involuntary return: Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights'
Organisers: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and LSE Migration Studies Unit
Date: Friday 14 December 2007, London School of Economics, 9.15am to 5.15pm
The cost to students is £30.
The programme and booking form are here:

We are pleased to confirm the details of two JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network seminars to be held in November.

The first seminar, on Saturday 10 November 2007, is aimed at undergraduate students, particularly those who have not been to one of our seminars before. The programme contains talks by Suzanne Lambert, One Crown Office Row Chambers, on our current system of human rights, and by Jessica Simor, Matrix Chambers, on the specific issue under the current system of the definition of public authority under the Human Rights Act 1998. In the afternoon JUSTICE’s director, Roger Smith, will lead a session on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the prohibition of torture.

The second seminar, on Saturday 24 November 2007, is aimed at final year law students, postgraduate, LCP and BVC students, pupils and trainees. The programme for this day includes a talk and discussion on terrorism and control orders with Tom Hickman, Blackstone Chambers, and Eric Metcalfe, director of human rights policy at JUSTICE, with an afternoon session on the Human Rights Act 1998, bills of rights and the constitution with Roger Smith, director of JUSTICE.

The seminars will take place at the Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA. The day is free to attend but you must be able to make your own travel arrangements. As before, places are limited and booking is essential.

To book please complete and return the booking form below by email, post or fax. An email will be sent confirming your place. Places are limited and bookings will be on a first come first served basis. A reserve list will be run if necessary.

Click to download the programme and an email version of the booking form for Saturday 10 November

Click to download programme and email version of the booking form for Saturday 24 November

Please forward this email to your friends, colleagues and contacts who may be interested in these seminars. Any questions or comments please email

For more information on the JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network visit our website.

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