Going to Strasbourg: oral history accounts of sexual orientation discrimination and the European Court of Human Rights

When:
February 16, 2017 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
2017-02-16T18:15:00+00:00
2017-02-16T20:15:00+00:00
Where:
P/T/006
Physics and Exhibition Centre
University of York
YO10 5DD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
University of York Students’ Union LGBTQ Network

In this talk, Paul Johnson (Professor of Sociology, University of York) draws upon oral history interviews conducted with LGBT people who have challenged discrimination in the UK by making applications to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Understanding the role of the ECtHR in safeguarding LGBT rights is vital at a time when the Conservative Party and other politicians advocate the UK weakening its ties with Strasbourg.

Tickets: Free from equality@york.ac.uk
Accessibility: baby-changing; BSL/English interpretation [ASK]; hearing loop; wheelchair access