When: Tue 3 May 2016, 6:00pm
Where: Free Word Lecture Theatre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA
Join us for an event to discuss the effects that the UK’s Extremism Bill could have on freedom of expression.
The Extremism Bill would outlaw vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. The Bill would also introduce legislation to combat groups and individuals who reject our values and promote messages of hate. The Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) in collaboration with ARTICLE 19 invite you to discuss whether such broad definitions can be reconciled with freedom of speech and expression.
David Anderson QC: Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
David Young: Barrister at Red Lion Court and defence counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Dr Laura Zahra McDonald: Director, Connect Justice
Gabrielle Guillemin: Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19, specialising in Internet and ICT issues
Dr Kate Ferguson: Research Associate, Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research
A drinks reception will follow the event
The event is free and open to all, but we recommend that to avoid disappointment, you reserve a place here.