January 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Human Rights Lawyers Association

Annual General Meeting

12 January 2021, Online from 6pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Human Rights Lawyers Association, which will include the election of a new Executive Committee and new Young Lawyers’ Committee, will be held on Tuesday 12th January 2021. 


This year our AGM will be held online, if you wish to attend please email administrator@hrla.org.uk


The AGM is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the HRLA’s work over the past year and take part in the shaping of the work ahead. The AGM is open to all members of the HRLA and we hope you can join us.



Call for Nominations

  The Annual General Meeting of the Human Rights Lawyers Association, which will include the election of a new Executive Committee and new Young Lawyers Committee will be an online event taking place on Tuesday 12th January 2021.

The AGM is a great opportunity to gain insight into the HRLA’s work over the past year and take part in the shaping of the work ahead. So even if you don’t intend to stand for election, please do join us for the evening.

Nomination for the Executive Committee

Members of the Association who would like to serve on the Executive Committee should consider standing for election. The committee consists of the officers (president, chair, vice-chair, treasurer, bursary officer and secretary), and twelve further elected members. Up to five co-opted members (excluding two co-opted members from the Young Lawyers’ Committee) will also serve as part of the Executive Committee.

Committee meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm. If you are unable to make this monthly commitment to the HRLA, please do not stand for election. Furthermore, committee membership requires a commitment to the HRLA to plan and arrange events, as well as co-ordinate and implement all aspects of the HRLA’s work. If committee members miss three consecutive meetings without a good reason, it will be considered that the member has resigned.

Any member who would like to stand for election to the Executive Committee must be nominated by two other members of the Association, with written notice to be emailed to the HRLA Administrator by Tuesday 22nd December 2020. Alternatively, a member may be nominated for election by the current Executive Committee: any candidate who is unable to get the written endorsement of two other members can contact the Executive Committee (via the HRLA Administrator) with her/his details, requesting that the committee put them forward for nomination.

For any further queries, please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk.

Nominations for the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC)

In addition to the Executive Committee there is the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC),  which consists of up to eight elected members of the Association who are students of law or human rights, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and paralegals. Two members of the Young Lawyers Committee will be co-opted onto the Executive Committee and as full members, may vote at Executive Committee meetings.

If any student members (including trainee solicitors, paralegals and pupil barristers) wish to stand for election onto the Young Lawyers Committee, they should inform the HRLA Administrator by email of their details, by Tuesday 22nd December 2020. Nominees for the YLC should also include a brief pitch for an event they would like to run (300 words maximum), setting out a discussion topic, ideal speakers, venue and so forth, which will then be shared  ahead of elections.

In addition, any two members of the Association may put forward a resolution for consideration at the AGM: should you wish to do so, please send written signed notice of the resolution to the HRLA Administrator by Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

The AGM agenda, including the names of the candidates for election to the Executive and Young Lawyers Committees and ballot sheet will be circulated on Wednesday 30th December 2020. To ensure that all of our members have the opportunity to take part in the election process, we will also be opening up for electronic ‘postal’ votes. For this, the ballot will need to be completed and email returned to administrator@hrla.org.uk. The deadline for electronic votes will be Tuesday 5th January 2021 by 10pm.

A copy of the HRLA Constitution is available on the HRLA website:

Happy nominating!