Grenfell Tower Fire: The Avoidable Tragedy

by | Jul 19, 2017

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

Best wishes

Nicole Lieberman

Research Officer & Project Support for the Human Rights Collegium

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