A leading national set of barristers is to celebrate World Human Rights Day with a series of topical talks and lectures.
No5 Chambers is hosting the event at Austin Court in Birmingham on World Human Rights Day itself, Wednesday, December 10.
With support from the Bingham Centre and the University of Birmingham’s CEPLER, the day will include a key note speech from Dr Lawrence McNamara, deputy director of the Bingham Centre, on Secrecy, Rights and the Rule of Law.
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law was founded in December 2010 to honour the work and career of Lord Bingham of Cornhill, a former judge and passionate advocate of the rule of law. Since then, it has taken on a wide range of projects in the UK and internationally, demonstrating the need for a body solely dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the rule of law worldwide.
CEPLER, The Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, was created to enhance, expand and co-ordinate the range of extra-curricular activities available to Birmingham Law School students. It encompasses those Law School activities which are linked to law in practice and to the legal profession.
A number of key barristers from No5 Chambers will deliver talks on subjects ranging from ‘Where are we going with our concept of Human rights’ by Ian Brownhill, to ‘Access to justice, effective remedy and the rule of law’ by Becket Bedford.
The free of charge day begins at 9am with registration and refreshments, followed by an introduction from Head of Public Law Group at No5 Chambers, Nageena Khalique. It concludes with a Q&A session with the panel at around 4pm.
Human Rights Day promotes awareness of human rights issues around the world, and highlights the efforts of the United Nations to improve global human rights conditions. The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 Human rights Day in 1950 to bring to the attention of ‘the people’s world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.