Human rights – Reconciling Strasbourg and Supreme Court


The Scottish Public Law Group in partnership with the Faculty of Advocates would like to draw the following event on 18th March 2011 to the attention of members of the UK Constitutional Law Group.

Human rights – Reconciling Strasbourg and Supreme Court
Strasbourg and UK human rights law do not always have an easy relationship. Judges in the European Court of Human Rights and the UK courts at times differ on the content of human rights, which can present challenges for Scots lawyers. The SPLG are delighted to have assembled an illustrious panel to speak about the interrelationship of Strasbourg and UK human rights law. Sir Nicolas Bratza, the UK judge to the European Court of Human Rights, will speak from a Strasbourg perspective, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry from a Supreme Court perspective, and Lord Reed from the perspective of the Scottish courts. The event will be chaired by the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, and is sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates.

The event will take place in the Laigh Hall, Faculty of Advocates, Parliament House, Edinburgh on Friday 18th March with coffee from 4.30pm, talks and a question and answer session from 5 to 7pm, and drinks from 7pm to 7.30pm. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. This event will count towards CPD. To register for this event, or for further information, please contact Karen Brough at Karen.brough@shepwedd.co.uk. The organisers wish to acknowledge the generous support for this event from the Faculty of Advocates.