International Conference : « The Human Rights Act 20 years on: reflecting on past achievements and future prospects in the context of Brexit »


This Conference will look into and discuss the links between Euroscepticism and attitudes to human rights protection in the United Kingdom. Brexit is indeed the outcome of a deep, longstanding Euroscepticism which has not only been targeted at the European Union, but also impacts on where the United Kingdom stands in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and to the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporated the Convention into domestic law.

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Lecturer in British civilisation, member of CRINI, at the University of Nantes.

Research themes :

Northern Ireland, Bloody Sunday, public enquiries, management of a conflicted past, collective memory, official memory of the British state.

Charlotte Barcat is developing the research project “The role of Europe in the Northern Ireland peace process: legal and economic policies, changes in identity” with the support of Alliance Europa.

Charlotte Barcat is also Treasurer of the Société Française d’Etudes Irlandaises.

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CRINI (Centre for Research on National Identities and Interculturality – EA 1162 (UN))

The Centre for Research on National Identities and Interculturality brings together the research in civilization, linguistics and literature, carried out in several cultural areas, by the teacher-researchers of the different departments of the UFR. The CRINI has set itself the goal, through numerous publications and conferences, of elucidating national cultural specificities/identities and their interferences/interactions. It benefits from the contribution of a large network of foreign researchers regularly associated with its activities.