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Listen: They're Your Rights - Fight for Them

  • By Sophie Freeman
  • 20th March 2017
Listen to the launch of 89up's report They’re Your Rights: Fight For Them, which looks at the potential threat to human rights following Brexit. Hear from the experts about what you can do to fight for your rights.

They’re Your Rights: Fight For Them rally was the official launch of a report on human rights post-Brexit, authored by Sashy Nathan following a successful crowdfunded campaign last year.

Hundreds of people mobilised last year for this campaign to ensure that rights guaranteed by EU law are enshrined in British law when the UK leaves the EU.

Following the UK Supreme Court Miller judgment and before the triggering of Article 50, this event aimed to rally people around the notion of their rights in an increasingly unstable world.

Listen to short speeches from:

  • Actor and activist Sam West
  • Women’s rights campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez
  • Dr Fergal Davis, constitutional law expert from King’s College London
  • Emma Hughes, environmental activist at Platform
  • Sashy Nathan, director of advocacy at 89up
  • Carly Nyst, digital rights campaigner

The whole event was broadcast live on They’re Your Rights’ Facebook page.

Listen now

Speakers at this event

Carly Nyst is an independent human rights consultant advising NGOs, think tanks, foundations and the private sector on the challenges posed to human rights by technology.

Dr Fergal Davis is a Reader in Public Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He has 20 years’ experience as a Constitutional Law and Public Law academic in Australia, Ireland and the UK.

Sashy Nathan is a civil liberties lawyer who trained and practiced at one of the UK’s top human rights law firms, Bindmans LLP, where he specialised in defending political activists and vulnerable individuals in criminal proceedings.

Emma Hughes is a campaigner with environmental justice organisation Platform and co-Editor of Red Pepper magazine. She is also the author of the book All that Glitters: Sport, BP and Repression in Azerbaijan.

Sam West is an actor and activist. His career has spanned three decades and he has featured in films, television, and stage. Sam is also a activist, having lent his voice to numerous causes including the TUC’s March for the Alternative.

This event took place on 16 February 2017 at Free Word Centre and you can view the original listing here.

Presented by 89up in partnership with Free Word.

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