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2 February 2023 - 2 February 2023

4:00PM - 5:00PM

PCL048—the Hogan Lovells lecture theatre

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The Human Rights and Public Law Centre is pleased to announce a talk by Sir Jonathan Jones KC, formerly the top government lawyer in the UK government, and Durham law school alumnus.

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Where next for human rights reform and the Bill of Rights Bill?

Sir Jonathan Jones will examine the Conservative government’s long-standing commitment to reform or replace the Human Rights Act 1998, including the Independent HRA Review under Sir Peter Gross; Dominic Raab’s much-criticised Bill of Rights Bill - currently before Parliament with an uncertain timetable; and the government’s uneasy relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights. Where might this all lead?

As well as being an Honorary Professor at Durham Law School, Jonathan Jones is a senior consultant in public and constitutional law at Linklaters LLP, a senior fellow of the Institute for Government and a Bencher of Middle Temple. He was previously Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department - the most senior lawyer in the UK civil service. He was knighted for public service and is an honorary King’s Counsel. 


This will take place in PCL048—the Hogan Lovells lecture theatre--on Thursday 2 February 1600-1700. Staff and students are welcome.



All Durham Staff and Students are welcome to attend. No registration needed.