René Cassin at Limmud Conference 2015

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

This year’s Limmud Conference will see René Cassin involved in a series of enlightening human rights talks. The talks will be linked to some of our campaign areas and will attempt to draw the connections between Judaism and human rights.

The Conference runs from 27-31 December in Birmingham. If you are planning on attending the Conference, then make sure to come along to the following events:

Jews, Magna Carta and the Human Rights Act

Sunday 13:30-14:30
Adam Wagner, Sam Grant, Aviva Dautch

800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta, and it has never been more popular. 15 years since the passing of the Human Rights Act and it’s fighting for its life. Join a top human rights barrister, the creative educator of the British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition, and René Cassin to examine why and what the Jews have to do with any of it.

Refugees welcome here? How Britain imprisons people seeking asylum (1 of 2)

Sunday 16:20-17:20
Natan Levy, Sam Grant

This year has seen the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Amid heated debate about the UK’s response, the shameful truth is that Britain is the only country in Europe where asylum-seekers are locked up indefinitely. Hear the voices of those who have been through the system and find out how you can help end indefinite detention.

The Talmudic campaign to end indefinite detention (2 of 2)

Tuesday 12:10-13:10
Natan Levy, Sam Grant

This session examines Jewish text in relation to the campaign to end indefinite detention. Join Natan as we look for the textual basis to campaign against indefinite detention in the UK

We look forward to seeing you there!