#WithoutPrejudice: Riots, Human Rights Act and hacking

12 August 2011 by

I had the honour of appearing on this week’s #WithoutPrejudice. The podcast also featured regulars CharonQCDavid Allen Green and Carl Gardner, alongside guests former Lib-Dem MP Dr Evan HarrisDavid Wales, a criminal lawyer and blogger.

We discussed:

 

  • what criminal offences rioters and looters are being charged with, and why;
  • the Riot (Damages) Act 1886, and
  • whether rioters and looters should be denied social housing;
  • the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in Al Skeini and Al Jedda;
  • the withdrawal of human rights organisations from participation in the Gibson inquiry into complicity in torture;
  • the government’s Bill of Rights Commission; and finally
  • Hackgate, the terms of reference of the Leveson inquiry, and what to hope and fear from it.

Listen to the podcast here, or subscribe through iTunes.


1 comment;


  1. Charon QC says:

    Thank you, Adam – for posting and for participating. It was a pleasure to meet and I very much hope you will return for a Human Rights *Special*.

    I am, as you know, a fan of the UK Human Rights blog – an excellent for many lawyers and non-lawyers.

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