The Moot Court, QUB School of Law, Main Site Tower,
Centre for Cross Border studies Invites you to attend the launch of the
2018 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland“Human Rights, Equality and Citizen’s Rights –
the Potential Impact of Leaving the European Union”Guest Speaker Les Allamby Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 10.00am
The Moot Court, QUB School of Law, Main Site Tower, University Square, Belfast, BT7 1NN
In his talk, Les will discuss the potential ramifications of Brexit on rights issues including the loss of the EU Fundamental Charter of Rights, Citizens’ rights, the protection of existing rights and the development of future rights and the role played by the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. Les has also contributed an article to this year’s Journal, “Protecting human rights and equality after Brexit: the implications for Northern Ireland”.
Les Allamby is Chief Commissioner at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Les is a solicitor and formerly the Director of the Law Centre (Northern Ireland). He was appointed honorary Professor of Law at the University of Ulster last year and is a trustee of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. He was a former Chair of an Advisory group to Human Rights Commission on proposals for economic and social rights within a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. He was also formerly the Chair of the Social Security Standards Committee for Northern Ireland, a member of the Legal Services Commission (Northern Ireland) and a member of the Legal Services Review Group. He has undertaken election monitoring for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and International Organisation for Migration in Bosnia, Pakistan and Georgia. Les was also a former Chair of the immigration sub group (OFMDFM) and a former member of the Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership (Home Office).