JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2023

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Date(s) - 06/10/2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Linklaters LLP


We’re delighted to announce that this year’s annual JUSTICE Human Rights Conference will be held on Friday 6 October at Linklaters LLP, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ. The whole conference will be hybrid, with virtual tickets allowing access to all sessions.

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 developments over the year.

This year’s conference will include breakout sessions on Judicial Review, Public Order and Protests, Inquests and Inquiries, Crime, Social Welfare, and Immigration and Asylum. Our full programme will be released soon.

We are very grateful to Linklaters LLP for hosting us in what will be a lively and informative series of speeches and breakout sessions this Autumn.

The conference will be worth six CPD hours.

All income from the event will directly support the work of JUSTICE.


We recommend booking as soon as possible, to guarantee your choice of sessions. To book an in-person ticket, please email events@justice.org.uk.

Virtual tickets

If you are unable to join us in London, all of this year’s conference will also be accessible virtually. Virtual tickets include streamed access to the opening keynote session, review of the year, fireside chat, and closing debate, as well as your choice of a morning and afternoon breakout session. Please note that virtual and in-person tickets cannot be exchanged.

JUSTICE members virtual ticket £75

General virtual ticket £100

Download the booking form here.

To arrange a group booking, please email events@justice.org.uk.

Discounted in-person tickets are available for NGOs – contact events@justice.org.uk for more information.

Our speakers provide their time free of charge to speak at our Conference to allow us to raise funds for JUSTICE. This year, we will not be requiring speakers to provide Papers or PowerPoints. If speakers do provide these, they will be shared with attendees.

Full programme

9:30am – 11am
Keynote speaker
Wrongful Conviction: What went wrong in the Andrew Malkinson Case?
Deputy High Court Judge Margaret Obi

Fireside Chat
Richard Ratcliffe in conversation with Penny Madden KC

11:30am – 1pm
Morning Breakout Sessions:

  1. Judicial Review
    • Julian Ghosh KC (One Essex Court)
    • Sophie Kemp (Kingsley Napley)
    • Clare Jennings (Gold Jennings)
  2. Public Order and Protests
    • Matt Foot (Birnberg Peirce)
    • Alice Hardy (Bindmans LLP)
    • Jun Pang (Liberty)
  3. Inquests and Inquiries

    • Kizzy Augustin (Mishcon de Reya LLP)
    • Una Morris (Garden Court Chambers)
    • Yvette Williams MBE

1pm Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  1. Crime
    • Garry Green KC (Doughty Street Chambers)
    • Abimbola Johnson (Doughty Street Chambers)
    • Esther Schutzer-Weissmann (6KBW)
  2. Social Welfare
    • Bethan Harris (Garden Court Chambers)
    • Zia Nabi (Doughty Street Chambers)
    • James Stark (Garden Court North Chambers)
  3. Immigration and Asylum
    • Nath Gbikpi (Leigh Day)
    • Stephanie Harrison KC (Garden Court Chambers)
    • Vicky Tennant (UNHCR Representative to the United Kingdom)
    • Rafi Hottak (former interpreter for British forces in Afghanistan)

Afternoon keynote
Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales

Closing debate chaired by I. Stephanie Boyce:
Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC
The Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KC MP,
former Lord Chancellor
The Rt Hon the Lord Falconer of Thoroton KC, former Lord Chancellor
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb
The Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames KC