The annual HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CONFERENCE provides delegates with a comprehensive and expert review of the key developments in human rights over the last 12 months.

Following the general election, Human Rights is once again a headline topic with the new government suggesting long reaching reforms. There have been significant case law developments throughout 2015 and their implications are extensive for human rights professionals. Developments across criminal law, equality duties, immigration and asylum, judicial review, and defamation and freedom of expression have had,  and will continue to have, an impact on wider human rights laws, policies, and case law developments.

The 17th annual conference will examine a broad range of topical human rights issues, and key legal experts will interpret and discuss recent case law and legislative
developments. Delegates will receive practical examples, tools and strategies to overcome inherent issues and challenges and prepare them for what to expect in the year ahead.

Due to his recent appointment as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee on the 15th August and corresponding work pressures of the position, Dominic Grieve QC MP will not be available to join our conference as a speaker. Dominic wishes to pass on his sincere apologies to the delegates for not being able to attend.

Key conference topics:

Some of the key topics we will be tackling at this year’s Conference include:

  • Human rights case law review
  • Relationship between the EU charter and the convention
  • The Bill of Rights and the HRA
  • Updates in immigration and asylum
  • Impact of the immigration act
  • Modern slavery act
  • Forced labour, slavery and trafficking from services
  • Children’s rights
  • Equality
  • Extra territorial jurisdiction
  • Criminal law updates
  • Surveillance, privacy, and freedom of information

Breakout sessions include:

  • Developments in immigration and asylum law
  • Legal update for the rights of children
  • Where are we with Equality?
  • Trafficking, forced labour and modern-day slavery
  • Human rights and criminal law
  • Extra-territorial jurisdiction

Thank you to the 2014 Speakers

Our 2014 conference had an excellent line-up of speakers. We would like to thank the following for their time and supporting the conference by participating as speakers. If you are interested in speaking at the 2015 conference, please let us know.

  • 11KBW
  • Blackstone Chambers
  • Brick Court Chambers
  • British Institute of Human Rights
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Clifford Chance
  • Doughty Street Chambers
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Garden Court Chambers
  • Just for Kids Law


  • King’s College London
  • Landmark Chambers
  • Leigh Day
  • Mansfield Chambers
  • Matrix Chambers
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Monckton Chambers
  • Peters & Peters LLP
  • The Advocates Gateway
  • The AIRE Centre
  • The Law Society