“Law at the Margins of the City” Conference

Picture of a poster advertising the conference.

This amazing conference was held at Birkbeck College, London University, on 26th March 2019. The keynote speaker, Raquel Rolnik, is Professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo in Brazil, but is better known in this country as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Right to Housing who visited this country and excoriated the Coalition government for its failings in 2013. She wrote an article in the Independent about her visit this year.

The Conference combined academics from many areas with activists who were using the law to fight back on the ground. Among other people, the organizers invited Brighton & Hove Housing Coalition’s legal officer, David Thomas, to attend and speak about the Brighton campaign for a Homeless Bill of Rights. The event was recorded, and when a recording becomes available a link to it will be posted on this site.

David Thomas speaking at the rostrum of a conference hall.
David Thomas speaking about the Brighton Homeless Bill of Rights at the Conference.

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