Human Rights Law Centre

HRLC Annual Lecture 2016: Making Judgments on Human Rights Issues

Senate Chamber Trent Building
Tuesday 8th March 2016 (17:00-18:30)

The Honourable Mr Justice Singh will visit Nottingham on Tuesday 8 March 2016 to deliver HRLC's Annual Lecture on Making Judgments on Human Rights Issues.

In 2011 Rabinder Singh was appointed a High Court judge, when a knighthood was conferred on him. He is currently the Lead Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit. In the 1980s he was a lecturer in law and is now an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham.

Before his appointment to the High Court, Rabinder Singh had a distinguished career as a barrister and was awarded silk in 2002. He was also one of the founding members of Matrix Chambers. 

During his time at the Bar, Rabinder Singh was well known for his work in public and human rights law. He acted as counsel in a number of high profile cases including: acting for CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) against the use of armed force by the UK against Iraq without a new resolution from the UN Security Council; acting for Liberty in A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Belmarsh case) in a challenge against the use of indefinite detention without trial for non-nationals suspected of terrorism related offences; acting for the Appellants in Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza to overturn previous decisions in order to recognise equal treatment for same sex partners.

Additionally, Rabinder Singh appeared before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) representing the applicants in the landmark cases of Al-Skeini v UK and Al-Jedda v UK concerning alleged human rights abuses committed by the British armed forces in Iraq during the British occupation. The cases raised critical issues concerning the extra-territorial application of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the compatibility of obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights with obligations under the United Nations Charter (1945).

Rabinder Singh has also represented the UK Government before the ECtHR in the cases of Hirst v UK regarding prisoner voting and S & Marper v UK on the issue of DNA data retention of individuals after they have been acquitted. 

To attend please RSVP to by Friday 4 March.

Human Rights Law Centre

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