JUSTICE Scotland Annual Human Rights Lecture 2022

Date / time
Date(s) - 04/05/2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We are thrilled to announce that JUSTICE Scotland’s Annual Human Rights Lecture will be returning on 4 May 2022, at The Signet Library in Edinburgh.

This year’s lecture is entitled “A light in the North? Reflections on the work of the Scottish National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership”, and will be delivered by Professor Kate O’Regan (Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford).

Tickets are free. Tickets must be booked by 25 April 2022.

Booking for this event has now closed.

We are grateful to Pinsent Masons LLP for their continued support of the Annual Human Rights Day Lecture.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm, with doors opening from 6pm.

Covid-19 Regulations & Accesibility:

  • Due to current Covid-19 regulations, your information will be shared with NHS Scotland.
  • Regrettably, the Signet Library does not have disabled access.


Professor Kate O’Regan is the inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford.  Previously she served as one of the first judges of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (from 1994 – 2009) and as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia (from 2010 – 2016).  She has served (and continues to serve) as a judge on several international tribunals and on the boards of NGOs working in the fields of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and equality.  Since November 2020, she has been one of the first members of the Oversight Board Trust, an independent trust established to administer and support the independent Oversight Board, a body empowered to review, and if appropriate, overturn some of Facebook’s content decisions.