Leics Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalThe organisers of the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival are inviting representatives from Labour, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats to take part in a public debate on whether Britain should stay or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
UKIP, The Green Party and the Socialist Party have confirmed that they will be taking part in the debate.
The debate will take place at the Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, on 5th December 6.30pm to 8.30pm and will be chaired by award-winning solicitor, Bushra Ali, of Thaliwal & Co Solicitors, entry is Free.
Festival organiser, Ambrose Musiyiwa said: “Although much has been said about whether Britain should stay or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, a lot of the discussion that has taken place so far has taken place in newspapers and on TV. The discussion has seen politicians from various parties say things to the press about the subject. The debate that will take place on 5th December will, possibly, be the first inter-party debate to be held in a public forum in Britain on whether the country should stay or withdraw from the ECHR. It will also be the first time that members of the public have been given the chance to put questions to political parties on the various positions they are taking on the subject. We are delighted that UKIP, The Green Party and the Socialist Party are taking part in the debate. We hope that Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats will join us as well.”
About the festival
The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 3rd December to 10th December and will explore human rights issues through film and the arts.
The festival will feature performances, music, poetry, talks, discussion forums as well as art and film, all of which will deal with aspects of human rights.
It will give the people of Leicester and Leicester’s artists, musicians, poets and performers a platform through which to engage with human rights issues at home and abroad.
One of the aims of the festival is to draw attention to International Human Rights Day which is celebrated annually, across the world, on Wednesday 10th December. For more details of the debate or about the programme for the event either email the organiser Ambrose Musiyiwa: [email protected] or visit their facebook page: Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival https://www.facebook.com/HRAFFL