Human Rights in a post-Brexit era

HumanRights

These are some of the questions we will look at through talks and workshops

  • How will leaving the EU affect our rights as a country?
  • What does the Catholic Church say about Human Rights?
  • Will we still owe allegiance to the UN and European Conventions on Human Rights?
  • Can we still appeal to the European Court of Human Rights?
  • How can Human Rights be upheld for those without recourse to public funds in the UK?  What do Human Rights mean if you are on benefits and dependent on Food Banks?
  • Are Human Rights relevant any more in the light of widespread disregard of international conventions?

SPEAKERS

Julie Ward  MEP for the North West will explain the current and possible future situations for the UK as a country

Patrick Riordan SJ, lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, London, will explain the connection between Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights

Workshops on the following topics:

1              Catholic Worker  – how their work relates to human rights

2              Paul Nicholson Taxpayers against poverty in Haringey – rights of people being evicted from their homes

3              Catholic Association for Racial Justice

4              Haringey Migrants – what rights are being infringed?

5              Safe Passage / Citizens UK – working for rights for unaccompanied migrant minors

6              Apostleship of the Sea

7              Jesuit  Refugee Service

8              London Mining Network

9              Palmers Green Parish – Community Sponsorship for Syrian families

Where?   West Green Parish Centre, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL

When?   10am to 4pm  Sat October 28th 2017

Admission Free but sign up through Eventbrite or email us at justice@rcdow.org.uk     And bring lunch to share!