Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include:

  1. The Conservatives and the Constitution, Liverpool John Moores University, 14 September 2016
  2. BREXITING and rights: Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum, Belfast, 27 September 2016


Liverpool John Moores logoThe Conservatives and the Constitution

Liverpool John Moores University

14 September 2016

Liverpool John Moores University School of Law cordially invite you to attend a symposium on 14th September on the impact of the Conservative (and conservative led) governments on the Constitution of the United Kingdom and beyond. Registration will open from 10:30.

The morning session will retain a domestic focus with the following speakers:

Professor Robert Hazel, Constitution Unit, University College London

“The Coalition Government’s Constitutional Reform Programme: how the Conservatives outmatched the Liberal Democrats without realising it”

Dr Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool

“The Rise of the Emotional Constitution”

Dr Mike Varney, University of Hull

“Devolution and Localism in the UK”

The afternoon will turn inevitably to the question of the two constitutional crises which are embodied by Brexit;

Professor Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool

“Brexit and the EU Constitution”

Professor Keith Ewing, Kings College London

“Brexit and the UK Constitution”

Attendance is free but registration is required.  You can find further information on our Eventrbite page HERE.

If you have any further questions please contact Dr Bleddyn Davies at b.r.davies@ljmu.ac.uk



BREXITING and rights

Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum

Venue: The MAC Belfast, Metropolitan Arts Centre, 10 Exchange St, Belfast BT1 2LS [note change of venue]

Tuesday 27th September 9.30-1pm

Organisers: Transitional Justice Institute and Committee on the Administration of Justice

9.30 Registration

9.45 Opening

  • Rory O’Connell, Director TJI,UU, Welcome;
  • Daniel Holder, Deputy Director CAJ/Co-Convener Equality Coalition, Introduction

10.00   Panel 1: Chair: Anne Smith, UU

  • Colin Harvey QUB School of Law, “Reflections on Human Rights and Citizenship in a Changing Constitutional Context”
  • Paul MacFlynn Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) “Economic implications of BREXIT”
  • Patricia McKeown, UNISON/Co-Convener Equality Coalition and member EU European Economic and Social Committee, “Equality and socioeconomic rights implications”

11.20 Break

11.40 Panel 2: Chair Brian Gormally, Director CAJ

  • Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster “The Belfast Agreement and Beyond: Treaty Law, Customary International Law and Other International Legal Obligations: Implications for Brexit”
  • Claire Archbold, Deputy Departmental Solicitor, Departmental Solicitor’s Office “Brexit – the task ahead for Northern Ireland”?
  • Ciaran White, Law School, Ulster University. “Brexit and NI Employment Law – a proposal for an NI-specific framework to defend workers’ EU rights?”

[A light lunch will then be provided]

Contact details: johannes@caj.org.uk