12th August 2011: The Great Human Rights Swindle by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead.

Title of talk:

The Great Human Rights Swindle;
Human Rights Protections in a European Union

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The history of the European Union and Human Rights.
  • Asks the question: Is it impossible to have a European Union without a bill of rights available to all of its citizens?
  • Looks at some Human Rights abuses in the UK.

Suggested you-tube links, websites and / or texts where further information may be found:

The Scottish Human Rights Union – www.shru.org
Scottish Law Reports – www.scottishlawreports.org.uk
The UK Statute Database – www.legislation.gov.uk
The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations – www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk
British and Irish Legal Information Institute – www.bailii.org
Legal Information Institute – blog.law.cornell.edu

A few words about you and your passion:

My name is Tom Muirhead. I was born in Denistoun, Glasgow and I have lived and worked in the Glasgow Kelvin area, on and off, for over thirty years.  I have a keen interest in Human Rights and have set up various Human Rights Organisations and web sites that run various human rights campaigns with a Scottish focus (see the Scottish Human Rights Union at www.shru.org

Click Here to Read: Right to a Fair Trial Part One; ‘The Painted Bird’