JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2020

Date / time
Date(s) - 06/07/2020 - 09/07/2020
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for one of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar, the JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference, held over four evenings in July. Please note that all sessions are recorded so if you can’t make it to the conference you can still purchase a ticket and we will send you the recordings afterwards to watch at your leisure.

Monday 6 July 17.00 – 19.30

Keynote Address
‘The human right’s impact of the coronavirus’
Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law

Review of the Year
Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Tuesday 7 July 17.00 – 19.00

Breakout sessions
1. Climate Change and Human Rights 

Chair: Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill
Richard Harvey, Garden Court Chambers, Legal Counsel Greenpeace International
Tessa Khan, Climate Litigation Network, Urgenda Foundation
David Wolfe QC, Matrix Chambers

2. Inquests and Inquiries
Chair: Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers
Nicholas Griffin QC, QEB Hollis Whiteman
Charlotte Haworth Hird, Bindmans
Thalia Maragh, Garden Court Chambers

3. Immigration and Asylum
Chair: Judge Michelle L Brewer, First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber
Úna Boyd, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)
Kenneth Campbell QC, Arnot Manderson Advocates
Louise Hooper, Garden Court Chambers

Wednesday 8 July 17.00 – 19.00

Breakout sessions
Judicial Review
Chair: Sir Michael Fordham
Catherine Callaghan QC, Blackstone Chambers
Andrew Lidbetter, Herbert Smith Freehills
Jennifer Macleod, Brick Court Chambers

5. Crime and Human Rights
Chair: Sir Brian Leveson
Francis Fitzgibbon QC, 23 Essex Street
Shelagh McCall QC, Black Chambers
Sandra Paul, Kingsley Napley

6. Family, the Court of Protection and Human Rights
Chair: Dame Nathalie Lieven
Deirdre Fottrell QC, 1 Garden Court
Alex Ruck-Keene, 39 Essex Chambers
Rachael Kelsey, SKO Family Law Specialists

Thursday 9 July 17.00 – 19.30

Fire side chat
Sandie Okoro, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President, World Bank

Plenary Debate
‘Our rights in times of Coronavirus’

Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Tom Tugendhat MP, Conservative Party, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee

Joanna Cherry QC, SNP, Spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, Labour member of the House of Lords

View the full programme here 


Book a JUSTICE member ticket here (£100)

Book a standard ticket here (£150)

Become a JUSTICE member and buy your ticket here

JUSTICE receives critical funds from the Human Rights Conference, therefore we are unable to offer discounts on tickets. Tickets gives you access to the whole conference, we don’t sell individual tickets for breakout sessions.