JUSTICE Scotland Annual Human Rights Day Lecture with Conor Gearty

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Date / time
Date(s) - 10/12/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Signet Library


JUSTICE Scotland is delighted to invite you to this year’s Annual Human Rights Day Lecture delivered by Professor Conor Gearty on Monday 10 December at the Signet Library, kindly hosted by Pinsent Masons.

This year’s lecture asks ‘Does Populism mean the end of human rights?’

Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE and a barrister at Matrix Chambers.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Bencher of both Middle Temple and King’s Inn, and has honorary degrees from, among other institutions, University College Dublin.  He has written many books on human rights, civil liberties and terrorism, most recently ‘On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights’ (OUP, Sept 2016).

The event will be chaired by Lord Hodge, Justice of the UK Supreme Court.

Lord Hodge joined the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in October 2013. He is one of the two Scottish Justices on the Court. He was a Senator of the College of Justice (the Scottish equivalent to an English High Court Judge) between 2005 and 2013. In that role he was a Commercial Judge and the Scottish Judge in Exchequer Causes.  He is a JUSTICE60 patron and has chaired several discussions which Justice has organised in Edinburgh.

Please note that all Advocates attending will receive 1.5 hours of CPD.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture.