Human Rights, Public Inquiries and the Public Interest

In terms of major inquests and public inquiries the past year or so has been a time of endings and beginnings. The families of those who died at Hillsborough in the UK’s biggest-ever sporting disaster have finally, after 28 years, received a measure of justice, with...

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How to be a Human Rights Lawyer

For many of us aspiring Human Rights lawyers, the prospect of fighting for our place in this increasingly competitive area of legal practice can be daunting. I am a current LPC LLM student and I know many of us, myself included, have been warned off and told that...

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Mental Health and Human Rights

Positive public discussion of at least some of the most common mental health has scarcely been higher. Tireless work by campaigning organisations such as Mind, Scope, the Time to Change initiative has started to gain traction in the movement to reduce the stigma...

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Human Rights and International Criminal Law

April 5 saw the Human Rights Lawyers Association collaborate with the South Eastern Circuit to host a particularly pertinent discussion about the role of human rights in international criminal law.   HRLA Executive Committee Member Michael Polak chaired a panel...

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From the Chair

What would you fight for? Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC in Conversation Clifford Chance, 11 April 2017   Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC should need no introduction to any room filled with practitioners and students of the law, nor to members of the Human Rights...

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