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Think tank events will explore post-Brexit Britain and other challenges


As Britain's relationship with the rest of Europe appears increasingly unstable, academics in the field of human rights will join with leaders in business and education to consider the impact of Brexit and other challenges.

The first of a trio of events organised by Brunel's Britain in Europe think tank will explore the threat posed by extremism to human rights and humanitarian law.

Featuring eminent speakers Baroness Berridge, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Dr Ahmed Shaheed, and Brunel Pro-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the Police and Crime Commissioners for England and Wales Nazir Afzal, the international conference will be held on 30 September at Brunel Law School's Moot Court.

The event will be followed by a public debate at Brunel's Eastern Gateway Auditorium on 13 October in which a panel of academics and business leaders will address the challenges facing the UK after Brexit. More details about the event, in which Brunel academics will discuss challenges to the likes of security, research, law, education and trade, can be found at

And on 19 October, one of the leading human rights experts in the country, Professor Conor Gearty, will launch his latest book On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights, in which he debunks the myths that shape the case for repealing the Human Rights Act.

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