London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Seminar 3

Austerity is not the only option:
using human rights to audit the impact of public policy

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16 March 2011, The Grimond Room, 1st Floor, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW 

This event was hosted by the kind courtesy of the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR)

Is austerity compatible with the.UK’s human rights obligations and what tools of analysis are required to find out? This seminar will provide an authoritative overview of practical approaches
to gauging a state’s adherence to its human rights obligations through law, policy and budget-


5:45pm:  Registration

6:00 - 8:00pm

Introductory remarks by Baroness Campbell, member of the JCHR

Mr Virendra Sharma, member of the JCHR (Chair)

Neil Crowther, Equality and Human Rights Commission
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Prof Diane Elson, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex    
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Prof. Colin Harvey, Head of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

Dr Polly Vizard, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.
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