Thursday 10 November 2016

University of Brighton, Mithras House

The UK is facing some significant challenges for the continued and enhanced protection of human rights. The consequences of the Brexit referendum may have considerable impact, the continued existence of the Human Rights Act is questionable, the increased threats from terrorist acts and the refugee crisis are dominating discourse in this regard.

This conference brings together academics and practitioners to discuss the future of human rights in the UK. Papers include analysis of human rights in the workplace, anti-terrorist measures, protection for asylum seekers, issues relating to cross border surrogacy, Brexit, criminal law and social and economic rights.

To register for this conference please go to:

The registration fee is £60, with a reduced registration fee of £30 available for students. This includes refreshments (tea / coffee), lunch and the wine reception.

Queries relating to conference participation and attendance can be addressed to the conference organisers Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth ( or Prof Marie-Benedicte Dembour ( Queries in relation to payments can be addressed to Mr Chris Matthews (

Travel and Accommodation

The Future of Human Rights in the UK Conference will take place at the University of Brighton Mithras Building, located on the Moulsecoomb campus. There will be plenty of parking available, and the campus is just a short bus or train journey from Brighton city centre.

The nearest train station is Moulsecoomb: a 5 minute journey from Brighton Station
There is a regular bus service from the city centre/seafront: Catch either the 25 or the 49
Taxis: Streamline, 01273 747474

For detailed directions, both to Brighton and the venue please go to:

There are plenty of hotels at a range of prices available in Brighton, especially along the spectacular seafront. There is a Jury’s Inn Hotel next to the train station as well as one on the seafront.
For more details regarding hotels, as well as more general information on Brighton, please go to the VisitBrighton website at: