Are the EU and its member states meeting their human rights obligations? (12 December 2011)

//Are the EU and its member states meeting their human rights obligations? (12 December 2011)

Are the EU and its member states meeting their human rights obligations? (12 December 2011)

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Monday 12 December 2011
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote speakers :

Thomas Hammarberg Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
Shami Chakrabarti Director of Liberty
Takis Tridimas Professor of EU Law, Queen Mary College, University of London
Chair: Peter Luff Executive Committee Member, European Movement

11.00 – 11.45 Q&A

11.45 – 12.45 Breakout sessions (held simultaneously) :

Session 1: ANTI-TERRORISM

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas Professor of European Criminal Law, Queen Mary College, University of London
2nd Speaker (tbc)
Chair: Anand Doobay
Partner and Consultant Solicitor at Peters & Peters

Session 2: BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS

Peter Frankental Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
Neville White Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Ecclesiastical Investment Management
Chair: Stuart Sweeney Executive Committee Member, The Sonnenberg Association of Great Britain

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.00 Minority Rights sessions :

Session 1: BALTICS

Stuart Sweeney Executive Committee Member, the Sonnenberg Association of Great Britain
Leonid Raihman Latvian Human Rights Committee
Chair: Rita Maran Author & Lecturer on International Human Rights: Law & Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Session 2: ROMA

Niccolo Milanese Director, European Alternatives
Benjamin Ward Deputy Director for Europe & Asia, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Rita Maran Author & Lecturer on International Human Rights: Law & Policy, University of California, Berkeley

3.00 – 3.15 Tea break

3.15 – 4.15 Plenary session :

POLICING

Jago Russell Chief Executive, Fair Trials International
Robert Quick Chief Executive, Blue Light Global Solutions (formerly Scotland Yard Asst Commissioner & Head of Counter Terrorism)
Chair: Roger Graef Criminologist & Film Maker

4.15 – 4.45 Response : Official representative of the European Commission

4.45 – 5.00 Summing up : Petros Fassoulas Chairman, European Movement

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To book

The conference fee is £30 / £20 for members of the European Movement.

To pay by cheque: cheques should be made out to ‘European Movement’ and posted to European Movement, Southbank House, Black Prince Road, London SE1 7SJ.

To pay by credit card: send your credit card details to [email protected]

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