October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Goldsmiths, University of London
8 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6NW


Human Rights Careers Day

London 2019



Saturday 19th October 2019

10am – 4.30pm

Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way


SE14 6NW 


The Human Rights Careers Day 2019 is kindly supported by Goldsmiths,  University of London

If you are interested in developing a career in human rights law then come to the HRLA Careers Day in London. The day will feature panel discussions and breakout sessions with barristers, solicitors campaigners, NGO lawyers, and academics. The day will also include a networking session to provide a chance to meet practitioners and speakers.


Full Programme:


09.30 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome from the Young Lawyers Committee


10.10 – 10:40 Opening remarks: Maya Sikand (Head of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Garden Court)


10.40 – 12:10 Panel: A Representative Legal Profession


Chair: Zehrah Hasan (EC & Garden Court Chambers)


Speakers: Angela Jackman (Simpson Millar & City Law School), S Chelvan (No5 Chambers), Natasha Shotunde (5 St. Andrew’s Hill), Michael Etienne (No5 Chambers), Camila Zapata Besso (Garden Court Chambers), Miranda Grell (10KBW)


12:10 – 13:00 LUNCH & NETWORKING


13.00 – 14:15 Breakout Session I (a choice between two)


The Power & Limitations of Strategic Litigation


Speakers: Emma Norton (Liberty), Rosa Curling (Leigh Day), Paul Heron (Public Interest Law Centre)




Big Data, Technology & Human Rights


Speakers: Silkie Carlo (Big Brother Watch), Gemma McNeil-Walsh (Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal), Neena Samota (StopWatch)


14:15 – 14:30 Short Break


14.30 – 15:45 Breakout Session II (a choice between two):


Using the Law to Protect the Environment


Speakers: Katie de Kauwe (Friends of the Earth), Charlotte Hansen (Client Earth), Rowan Smith (Leigh Day), Sue Willman (Deighton Pierce Glynn)




Being an NGO Lawyer


Speakers: Remy Mohamed (Inquest), Sophie Earnshaw (Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre), Charlie Loudon (REDRESS)


15:45 – 16:00 Short Break


16.00 – 16:30 Closing remarks


Speaker: Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Inaugural Chair in Law, Goldsmiths)


Details for registration

This event is free however places are limited, to reserve your place please click on the following link:





We are extremely grateful to Goldsmiths, University of London for hosting this event