The nationwide Human Rights roadshow is coming to Bangor – apply for a place NOW

The Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School is collaborating with the British Institute for Human Rights in holding a Human Rights roadshow in Bangor on Wednesday 14 November 2012. The roadshow has been winding its way around the United Kingdom, bringing a unique interactive workshop format to members of the public. The sessions are highly engaging, involving consideration of the origins of Human Rights, how to protect Human Rights, and the Human Rights Act. The one-day workshop will conclude with discussions on the struggle for Human Rights today, including the threat to human rights emerging from the current political climate and discourse in the United Kingdom, and the Commission on a Bill of Rights.

The Bangor leg of the roadshow is being held at the Reichel Conference Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, LL57 2TR. We are delighted to announce that the British Institute for Human Rights has allotted us a limited number of reserved places for Bangor Law School students. The Bangor Centre for International Law is therefore holding a competition to select 5 undergraduate and 5 postgraduate students to attend this exciting event. This competition is open to Bangor Law School undergraduates from Year 2 onwards, and to any Law postgraduate students. You do not need to have studied Human Rights Law, but you do need to have the right profile.

We warmly encourage Law students to seize this unique opportunity, and apply for a place. The places will be awarded on merit. If you are interested in applying for a place on the one-day workshop, please send the following documents in hard copy to Professor Suzannah Linton, Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law, care of the Law School:

1. A letter of motivation, including an indication of your vision for your professional career, and an explanation about your interest in the area of Human Rights.
2. Your CV including details of work placements and voluntary work
3. The names of two academic referees

The deadline for the submission of all applications is Friday 19 October 2012. We will contact you very shortly after to take the application process further. Should you have any questions, please contact Professor Suzannah Linton at s.linton@bangor.ac.uk. The website of the British Institute for Human Rights is at http://www.bihr.org.uk/events/save-the-date-human-rights-tour-2012.

Publication date: 11 October 2012