Andrew Ashworth: The Pernicious Side of Proportionality

On Thursday the 24th of January, the CCJHR will host a seminar by Professor Andrew Ashworth (Oxford profile) entitled “The Pernicious Side of Proportionality: Two Studies in the Hollowing out of Human Rights”. The seminar will be chaired by Justice Liam McKechnie of the High Court

The seminar will take place from 5.30 – 7.30 pm in the Council Room, North Wing, UCC.

In this seminar, Professor Ashworth will discuss recent developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, with particular reference to the privilege against self-incrimination and the concept of inhuman and degrading treatment. Professor Ashworth will argue that these recent developments threaten to undermine the protection of human rights in domestic legal systems.

Full details are available here.