Law students take part in nationwide human rights roadshow

Bangor Law School’s Bangor Centre for International Law was pleased to partner with the British Institute for Human Rights in organising their first ever human rights roadshow in Bangor. The roadshow is an annual event, and takes place around the UK.  "We are really pleased to have been able to assist the British Institute for Human Rights in hosting this terrific event", said Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law and the Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law. Partipants attending the British Institute for Human Rights's roadshow at Bangor UniversityPartipants attending the British Institute for Human Rights's roadshow at Bangor University

The event, held at the University's Reichel Centre, drew participants from across Wales, including from local government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, charities and other walks of life.  Included among them were six Bangor Law students, who were selected competitively: Cathal McCabe, Benjamin Owen, Damian Etone, Violetta Niklas, Lucas Ford and Erika Bithell.  The students were fully engaged from start to finish, said Professor Linton. "Our students were able to apply what they have been learning in the classroom to a real life context, engaging in lively discussions about human rights in the UK and the concrete challenges this nation faces".

“The roadshow was a great event, which improved my knowledge and awareness of human rights issues. It was a great atmosphere, with a fantastic programme and fascinating people”, commented Violetta Niklas, a second year student on the LLB Law with French programme.

Publication date: 16 November 2012