The Faculty’s Dr Lorand Bartels was invited to give evidence before the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday 23 January.
Dr Bartels gave evidence alongside Sam Fowles (Barrister at Cornerstone Barristers) and James Harrison (Associate Professor at University of Warwick), on the topic of human rights protections in international agreements.
The purpose of the session was to:
- Understand how international agreements can be used to promote and protect human rights;
- Explore what the Government is going to do to ensure that agreements made post Brexit promote and protect human rights;
- Explore the role that Parliament could play in scrutinising international agreements and whether the information received from Government is adequate to enable Parliament to perform this role.
Dr Bartels is a member of the International Law Association’s study group on free trade agreements and helped to establish the Society of International Economic Law. He is a general editor of the Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law Series (CUP), an associate editor of the Journal of World Trade and an editorial board member of several journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Legal Issues of Economic Integration.
The hearing is available to stream from the Parliament website.