JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2019

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Date / time
Date(s) - 16/10/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


One of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar, the JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference offers a key opportunity to update your legal knowledge and gain valuable insight into the human rights issues of the year.

Morning Keynote Address: ‘Horizon scanning for human rights: accounting for accountability’
The Rt. Hon Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission

Review of the Year
Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Matrix Chambers

Morning Workshops
1. Criminal Justice and Human Rights 
Chair: Sir David Calvert-Smith
Sarah Whitehouse QC, 6KBW
Hugh Southey QC, Matrix Chambers

2.  Judicial Review – This session is now sold out
Chair: Marie Demetriou QC, Brick Court Chambers
Joanne Clement, 11KBW
Sarabjit Singh QC, 1 Crown Office Row

3. Women’s Human Rights 
Chair: Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers
Harriet Wistrich, Centre for Women’s Justice
Naomi Lumsdaine, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Afternoon Workshops
4. Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights
Chair: Adrian Berry, Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Jelia Sane, Doughty Street Chambers
Joe Middleton, Doughty Street Chambers

5. Environment and Human Rights 
Chair: Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill
Tessa Khan, Climate Litigation Network, Urgenda Foundation
Gillian Lobo, Client Earth
Richard Drabble QC, Landmark Chambers

6. Inquests and Inquiries 
Chair: Leslie Thomas QC, Garden Court Chambers
Peter Weatherby QC, Garden Court North Chambers
Danny Friedman QC, Matrix Chambers
Allison Munroe, Garden Court Chambers

Afternoon Keynote Address: ‘Justice after Brexit’
Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC

Plenary Debate
Chair: Andrea Coomber, JUSTICE
Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC
Lord Marks QC, Liberal Democrats
Celina Colquhoun, No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Anthony Speaight QC, 4 Pump Court

View the programme here


Bookings for our Human Rights Law Conference are now closed. If you still would like to buy a ticket, please email jwilliams@justice.org.uk.