Institute of Commonwealth Studies academics' presentations at Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Conference now available online

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and Dr Corinne Lennox, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, both spoke at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK's conference 'Human Rights in the Modern Day Commonwealth: Magna Carta to the Commonwealth Charter', which was held between 3-6 February 2015.

The conference marked a number of major anniversaries: 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta and 750 years since the De Montfort Parliament, both significant milestones in the development of the institution of Parliament and democracy as we know it in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.

The programme brought together nearly 50 Commonwealth parliamentarians to explore the fundamental importance of human rights and the development of protections for these rights in law from 1215 to 2015.

Professor Murphy's presentation outlining the case against the Commonwealth Charter can be viewed here.

Dr Corinne Lennox's presentation outlining weaknesses within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be viewed here.