JUSTICE Scotland Human Rights Lecture 2024 with Helen Mountfield KC

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Date(s) - 28/02/2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Signet Library


We are thrilled to announce that JUSTICE Scotland’s Annual Human Rights Lecture will be returning on 28 February 2024, at The Signet Library in Edinburgh. This year’s lecture is entitled “Whatever happened to the Human Rights Act?”  – Helen Mountfield KC reviews political attacks on the Human Rights Act ever since it came into force, and asks what can be done to embed human rights values in political discourse.

Book your free ticket here.

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

Registration: from 5:30pm
Lecture: 6pm

Helen Mountfield KC is a founder member of Matrix Chambers in London, and the Principal of Mansfield College, University of Oxford. She is a recognised expert in constitutional and human rights law, who has appeared over 30 times in the Supreme Court, Privy Council and European Court of Human Rights. She appeared  as leading counsel for the ‘People’s Challenge’ in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU (“Miller 1”, the Article 50 case), and for the Welsh Assembly Government in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill reference concerning the constitutionality of incorporating the UN Convention the Rights of the Child into Scottish law.

Helen also writes and speaks frequently on legal issues.  She is co-author of eight editions of the Blackstone Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 (eighth edition due 2024), and was the Legal 500’s Public and Administrative Law KC of the Year in 2022.   A former member of the JUSTICE Council, she has served on the boards of many NGOs and is currently a trustee of Index on Censorship.