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Human Remains and the Law - BAJR - 5th December 2013

Thank you Sarah Howard, who explained the dire situation when it comes to archaeological CPD and limited budgets, so the kind people at The Institute of Art and Law have introduced a discounted rate for their seminar 'Human Remains and the Law' held in the afternoon of 13 December at the Natural History Museum, London.

Now half-price

The programme for next Friday’s seminar at the Natural History Museum. The subject matter is, of course, highly topical not only in light of the continuing discussion about the final resting place for the bones of Richard III, but also following recent case law concerning contractual remedies where human remains are found on a building site. Ethical, moral and legal issues surrounding the retention and/or display of human remains in museums and galleries are also a matter of concern and attention will be given to the law governing such display and to the way in which the repatriation of remains is best handled.

13th December 2013, London:

Human Remains and the Law

Book a discounted place on the seminar: £60 (£50 plus VAT @ 20%)

1.30 Registration
2.00 Welcome and Introduction: Sarah Long and Dr Margaret Clegg (Natural History Museum)
2.15 Setting the Scene: some recent developments: Professor Norman Palmer QC, CBE (3 Stone Buildings)
2.45 Burial law and archaeology in the Church of England’s jurisdiction– Dr Joseph Elders (Church of England)
3.15 Burial archaeology: law policy and ethics– Carolyn Shelbourn (University of Sheffield, School of Law)
3.45 Tea and coffee
4.00 The display of archaeological human skeletal remains in museum exhibitions– Jelena Bekvalacas (Curator, Human Osteology, Museum of London)
4.30 Artistic expression and the common law offence of 'outraging public decency': ‘Human Earrings’, human rights and R v Gibson revisited– Tom Lewis (Director, Centre for Conflict, Rights & Justice Nottingham Law School Nottingham Trent University)
4.50 Discovery of human remains: the developer’s standpoint– Richard Harwood QC (Thirty Nine Essex Street)
5.10 The French experience of repatriation of human remains – Mathilde Roellinger (avocat)
5.30 Questions and Discussion
5.45 Close

Thanks Sarah! :face-approve: