Prisoner’s Advice Service Fifth Annual Discussion Panel


The Prisoners’ Advice Service invites you to our fifth annual panel discussion:

“Does the European Convention on Human Rights provide adequate human rights protection to UK prisoners?”

The ECHR has proved an important tool in protecting prisoners’ human rights. However, the UK government has persistently refused to follow its rulings concerning prisoners, particularly in respect of prisoners’ voting rights and the whole life tariff. In this context, how can we ensure prisoners’ human rights are adequately protected?

Eric Allison, prison correspondent for The Guardian

Matthew Evans, Director, AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) Centre (Chair of the Panel)

Nicola Padfield, Master, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, (Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice, University of Cambridge)

Pete Weatherby QC, Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester

Dirk van Zyl Smit, Professor of Comparative and International Penal Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham

When: Tuesday 19 May, 7pm-9pm. Drinks will be served during the evening.

Where: 70 Grosvenor St, London, W1K 3JP
RSVP: To get your free ticket, please email

Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of two per person. If you book and subsequently cannot attend, please notify us so we can re-allocate your place.

About us: The Prisoners’ Advice Service is an independent registered charity providing free legal advice and information to prisoners on their rights. We do not accept statutory grant funding from Government departments as this may affect our independence.

Thank you: We are most grateful to the Grosvenor Estate for their kind support of this event.

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