The rewards and risks of achieving policy impact as a scholar- Prof F Klug

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The rewards and risks of achieving policy impact as a scholar: my role in drafting the Human Rights Act and other misdemeanours

* Please note registration is now closed. If you would like to attend the event, please email Jenny Stevenson.

Professor Francesca Klug OBE is a Visiting Professor at LSE Human Rights and visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University (Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice).

In this session, Francesca will talk about her experiences working with the last Labour government to honour its manifesto commitment to give citizens statutory rights to enforce their human rights in the UK courts.

Was it easier to influence policy before experts went out of fashion? Does being in Nottingham make it harder to speak to Westminster? How to balance academic rigour with the politics of compromise? And how to respond to the demands of politicians, journalists, students and academic colleagues in the course of a day without losing it completely?

About Francesca

From 2001-15 Francesca was a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CsHR) where she was also Director of the Human Rights Futures Project (now housed at the British Institute of Human Rights).

Prior to transferring to LSE Francesca was a Senior Research Fellow at King's College Law School where she assisted the government in devising the model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, reflected in the Human Rights Act (HRA). She was a member of the Government's Task Force responsible for overseeing implementation of the HRA.

From 2006-09 Francesca was a Commissioner on the statutory Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) where she was the Lead Commissioner on the EHRC’s Human Rights Inquiry published in 2009. She was formerly a member of the EHRC Steering Group and Task Force which advised on the establishment of the Commission and worked as an independent academic advisor to ministers and officials on the Equality Act 2006. She was also a Specialist Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, carrying out a published review of their working practices in 2006. Between 2007-9 Francesca was a member of the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Reference Group at the Ministry of Justice.

Format will be informal discussion, followed by Q&A and then an hour of networking over lunch.

Free event open to members of staff of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University as part of the Nottingham Women Expert Network.

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