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York LGBT History Month – Going to Strasbourg: Oral history accounts of sexual orientation discrimination and the European Court of Human Rights

February 16, 2017 @ 6:15 am - 5:00 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

Paul Johnson

Thursday 16 February 2017, 6.15pm

Speaker: Professor Paul Johnson, Department of Sociology

In this talk, Paul Johnson (Professor of Sociology, University of York) draws upon oral history interviews conducted with LGBT people who have challenged discrimination in the UK by making applications to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The unique oral history accounts of the applicants demonstrates the importance of having access to the ECtHR as a means to enhance and protect LGBT rights in the UK. Understanding the role of the ECtHR in safeguarding LGBT rights is vital at a time when Conservative Party and other politicians advocate the UK weakening its ties with Strasbourg.

Other lectures in this series include:

A full schedule of events taking place throughout LGBT History Month can be found on the web at www.york.ac.uk/admin/eo.

Location: Room P/T/006, Physics Exhibition Centre

Admission: is by free ticket only. For a free ticket, please go to www.york.ac.uk/events or call 01904 324778

Directions, maps and parking information can be found at www.york.ac.uk/map.

Information for disabled visitors can be found at www.york. ac.uk/about/maps/accessible/

For any programme alterations, our full up-to-date programme and further details can be found at www.york.ac.uk/ publiclectures.  Information is correct at the time of going to print.


February 16, 2017
6:15 am - 5:00 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
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University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Room PT/006, Physics Building
University of York YO10 5DD + Google Map
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