From the Chair

My Name is Angela. I am a Human Rights Lawyer.   As 2017 comes to a close,  I was delighted to host an exceptional panel for our Annual Review last night with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Dominic Grieve QC MP, Angela Jackman, Afua Hirsch and Professor Conor Gearty....

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Faith, Conscience and Human Rights

Questions of religion and society are as complex as they are controversial. 2017 alone has been indicative of this with several terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam, court judgments banning headscarves in the workplace, and more recently, the prohibition...

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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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