On behalf of Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC of the Human Rights Collegium Dr Thomas MacManus of ISCI and Dr Daniela Nadj at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) we are pleased to invite you to this important collaborative event:
Grenfell Tower Fire: The Avoidable Tragedy
19th of July 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm Venue: Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
To register for this event please visit here.
On 14th June 2017, the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, London caught fire killing a large number of residents. We seek to bring together experts on crime, human rights and health & safety regulations to hear their reaction to the tragedy in order to try to understand what happened, and how justice could be achieved. After the speakers (who may be subject to change), we will have about one hour for a town hall style Q&A session.
Prof David Whyte & Dr Vickie Cooper: The Violence of Austerity
Prof Steve Tombs: Health & Safety, Red Tape and the Neoliberal Agenda
Hazards (Hilda Palmer): We Love Red Tape
Matt Wrack (General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union): The De-regulation Agenda
Prof Geraldine Van Bueren QC: The Human Right to Housing
Radical Housing Network (TBC): The Managed Decline of Council Housing
Justice4Grenfell (Yvette Williams MBE): What the Victims Need Right Now TBC
We look forward to seeing you there
Research Officer & Project Support for the Human Rights Collegium