Date / time
Date(s) - 09/03/2022 - 10/03/2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our annual JUSTICE Student Conference 2022 will be held over on Zoom on 9 and 10 March 2022.
“Both workshops I participated in were eye-opening, and the opening and closing sessions were really inspiring.” – Conference Delegate 2021
“It was pretty impeccable” – Conference Delegate 2020
Opening with a keynote address from Zehrah Hasan, the conference provides a unique opportunity for the next generation of lawyers to come together and discuss cutting edge justice issues with leading practitioners. In addition, the conference provides delegates the opportunity to take part in two workshops about some of the legal challenges JUSTICE will be addressing in the year ahead.
- Protecting access to justice in an age of outsourcing
Philip Armitage, Public and Administrative Lawyer, JUSTICE
- Anti-social orders? A review of preventative behaviour orders in the UK
Andrea Fraser, Civil Lawyer, JUSTICE
- Access to justice and the Nationality and Borders Bill
Ellen Lefley, Lawyer, JUSTICE
- Releasing people from prison: the parole system of England and Wales
Tyrone Steele, Criminal Lawyer, JUSTICE
As a delegate, you will:
- Discuss current legal issues
- Gain a unique insight into the workings of one of the country’s leading law reform and human rights organisations
- Meet the JUSTICE team and explore crucial justice system debates
5-6pm: Keynote speaker: Zehrah Hasan (Garden Court Chambers)
6-7pm: Breakout session
5-6pm: Breakout session
6-7pm: Panel discussion on the Russian/Ukraine conflict and the Rule of Law
Zehrah Hasan is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, practising in immigration, asylum and public law.
She is also a Director and founding member of Black Protest Legal Support, the Campaigns Officer for the trade union Legal Sector Workers United and the former Vice Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association.
Prior to the Bar, Zehrah worked for a number of human rights NGOs including Liberty and Southall Black Sisters, in policy, campaigns and legal roles.
James Onalaja is a barrister with over 15 years’ experience. He practises from 187 Chambers, London. He has undertaken postgraduate studies in International Criminal Law at Columbia Law School, New York and obtained a Master of Laws in International Criminal Law from University of Amsterdam.
His practice focuses on: serious, complex and violent crimes; regulatory, transnational and international criminal law matters including extradition; military court martials and; alleged violations of human rights. He is admitted to the List of Counsel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the List of Specialist Counsel at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC). He has assisted the defence team in Case 004 before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
He has also worked with members of the UN Human Rights Committee in preparing them for their 122nd Session and periodic oral dialogues with States re compliance with the ICCPR. He is an elected member of the ICC Bar Association’s Amicus Committee, charged with responding to requests for ICCBA amicus curiae opinions to assist the ICC Chambers in the determination of issues in cases before the ICC.
Sultana Tafadar (to be appointed QC in March 2022)
Ranked in the Legal 500, Sultana is a highly experienced human rights, international law and criminal justice barrister. Her broad practice encompasses defending in the most serious and complex criminal cases, appeals against conviction and sentence, inquests & enquiries, and actions against the police and other State authorities. She also advises large multi-national corporations on regulatory and Diversity & Equality matters. She is Chair of the Bar Standard Board’s Taskforce on Religious Discrimination.
Sultana’s unique expertise in high profile counter terrorism & national security cases spans across the Criminal Courts, Coronial Courts, Administrative and Family Divisions of the High Court and the Appellate Courts. in the Criminal Courts, Coronial Courts, Administrative and Family Divisions of the High Court and the Appellate Courts, often involving cutting edge law and highly sensitive secret material. She is part of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); Roster of Criminal Justice Sector Experts dealing with Counter-Terrorism; and is on Legal Advisory Panel on the People’s Review of Prevent.
She advises on international human rights, international criminal law and humanitarian law issues. She is currently Chair of International Human Rights Law Association; Member of Legal Expert Advisory Panel for Fair Trials International (LEAP); Special Advisor on Human Rights for the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights; Member of the Detention ExPEERience Community of Avocat Sans Frontieres (ASF); Chair of the Muslim Lawyers Actions Group (MLAG); Head of Strategic Litigation for the Muslim Lawyers Actions Group.