Repeal of the Human Rights Act: Implications for Northern Ireland

Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Location: Committee Room 9, Palace of Westminster

The purpose of this cross-party event is to discuss the legal implications for Northern Ireland of the UK Government’s pledge to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act 1998.

Doughty Street barristers and KRW Law LLP have recently written an independent report (commissioned by the GUE/ NGL Group of the European Parliament) on the implications of the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act for Northern Ireland.


Sir Keir Starmer QC MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras.


Dominic Grieve QC MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield

Lynn Boylan MEP, Irish Member of the European Parliament for Dublin, Sinn Fein

Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Niall Murphy, Solicitor, KRW Law LLP, Belfast

Caoilfhionn Gallagher and Katie O’Byrne, Barristers, Doughty Street Chambers


Copies of the report will be available at the event.


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