JUSTICE Student Network Annual Conference 2016

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Date(s) - 19/03/2016
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

University of Law, Bloomsbury


Hear from Dominic Grieve QC MP, Shami Chakrabarti – Director of Liberty, and others

As the Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor commit to a consultation on repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, we brace for one of the most important legal and political debates of recent times.

This one-day conference gave law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers a unique opportunity to come together to explore the impact of the Human Rights Act on the protection of individual rights in the UK.

Delegates met with the JUSTICE team and leading practitioners in their fields to discuss the role the Act plays in protecting individual rights in our justice system, the impact of proposals for repeal and the future of human rights practice.


  • discussed topical, cutting edge human rights issues with leading practitioners
  • gained a greater practical understanding of the role of rights protection in key areas of legal practice within the UK
  • gained a unique insight into the workings of one of the country’s leading law reform organisations
  • networked with other students interested or working in human rights across the UK
  • met the JUSTICE team and explored the crucial human rights debate for 2016

View the 2016 conference programme


Conference materials

Slides for breakout session 1: Rights in the community: the Human Rights Act and public law

Slides for breakout session 2: Immigration, asylum and the Human Rights Act: Is it really all about cats?

Slides for breakout session 3: The Human Rights Act and the Criminal Justice System