On 16th October 2015, Dr Aileen Kavanagh organised a one-day workshop at St John's College entitled 'Protecting Rights - Engaging Parliament' which drew together a prestigious group of academics, judges, parliamentarians and parliamentary officials to discuss the ways in which Parliament engages with rights. The event was generously funded by the British Academy, as part of Dr Kavanagh's British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for a project entitled 'Rights and the Collaborative Constitution'.

There was lively discussion throughout the day, where different perspectives were shared, debated and analysed. the distinguished programme of speakerd included the former Attorney General The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP; former Director of Prosecutions, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC and Warden of Wadham College Oxford; as well as Lords Justice Sales and Bean from the Court of Appeal.

Read the full programme and the biographies of the participants.