HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PROTECTION OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHTS IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE


Thursday 13 November @19:30
Riley Auditorium, Memorial Court, Clare College

Cambridge University Amnesty International (CUAI) is delighted to invite Professor Philip Baker QC of the Field Court Tax Chambers in Grays Inn to come and speak on the topic of Human Rights and the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

Professor Baker will be discussing the following:

– Taxation as the modern terror of the State
– The significance of taxpayers’ rights
– Taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights as seen through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights
– From theory to practice: the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights in Europe

The talk will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Professor Philip Baker QC studied law at Emmanuel College Cambridge, then Oxford and London. He taught law at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies for seven years before moving into practice. He is now a QC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in Grays Inn. He has had an involvement with human rights work for many years, and in 1997 was awarded an OBE for services to Chinese political refugees in the UK. In recent years he has become increasingly involved with issues concerning taxpayers’ rights and their practical protection.