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HRLC Annual Lecture 2017: Who are we? Hate, hostility and human rights in a post-Brexit world

Location
A01, Highfield House, University Park Campus
Date(s)
Thursday 9th February 2017 (17:00-19:00)
Contact
To attend please RSVP to hrlc@nottingham.ac.uk by Tuesday 7 February 2017
Description

Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, will visit Nottingham on Thursday 9 February 2017 to deliver HRLC's 2017 Annual Lecture entitled, Who are we? Hate, hostility and human rights in a post-Brexit world.

Martha joined Liberty as Director in May 2016. She arrived from Doughty Street Chambers, where she specialised in defending access to justice and the rights of women, children and disabled people. She acted for bereaved families seeking answers after loved ones died in state care, represented victims of rape, domestic violence and trafficking who were failed by the police, brought claims on behalf of prisoners and immigration detainees who had been mistreated in custody and challenged attempts to curb press freedom, privacy and protest rights.

In 2015 Martha co-founded the 'Act for the Act' campaign, which put posters on trains, buses and billboards across the country telling the stories of men, women and children who had used the Human Rights Act when things went wrong in their lives.

Martha was previously a lawyer at the mental health charity, Mind, and at the Public Law Project.

To attend please RSVP to hrlc@nottingham.ac.uk by Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506
hrlc@nottingham.ac.uk