JUSTICE Mental Health and Fair Trials Student event

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Date / time
Date(s) - 14/11/2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

University Place


Join JUSTICE on Tuesday 14 November at University Place to hear more about the Human Rights and Law reform charity and its 60 year history. The event will focus on our current work on Mental Health and Fair Trials and will also give students the opportunity to quiz a careers panel of legal professionals on their path into the law.

Kindly hosted by the University of Manchester; this will be a unique opportunity for Law students and students interested in Human Rights and Mental Health to hear from an organisation at the forefront of addressing the big issues impacting society and striving to improve access to justice for all.

Did you know that 33% of male and 51% of female sentenced prisoners in England and Wales suffer from depression?  Or that 64% of male and 50% female sentenced prisoners in England and Wales have a personality disorder?

JUSTICE feels strongly that it is time for the criminal justice system to recognise the volume of suspects and defendants with mental health concerns in its midst; evolve and accommodate their needs; and enable the right to a fair trial to be effectively protected.

In November 2017, JUSTICE will launch its latest working party report on Mental Health and Fair Trials. The report will include robust and practical recommendations for reform that can be tested with relevant practitioners, working towards creating a system that:

  • Better identifies mental vulnerability amongst suspects and defendants
  • Provides appropriate support for those people to effectively take part in proceedings or be diverted to an appropriate treatment programme

To learn about this important topic and to hear from one of the leading human rights and law reform charities in the country, book your free place now.