The line-up for the annual Justice conference on 20 October 2014 has been confirmed, with Steve Broach of Monckton Chambers speaking on disability and human rights. Steve will join a panel with Jenni Richard QC, chaired by Angela Truell from the legal unit at Mind. The session will cover the important human rights judgments in the disability field of the past 12 months, including the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Cheshire West litigation concerning the definition of a deprivation of liberty in the context of Article 5 ECHR. The panel will also consider the likely impact of the recent European Court of Human Rights judgment in McDonald v UK, the first time the ECtHR has found a breach of Article 8 ECHR in the context of care provision to a disabled person. Steve was instructed in both these cases.
The Justice conference will cover the full range of human rights developments in the past year with a stellar line-up of speakers.