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December 2015

Celebrate Human Rights Day with the Faculty of Advocates & JUSTICE Scotland

10th December 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3NW United Kingdom
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The Faculty of Advocates and JUSTICE Scotland have great pleasure in announcing a joint event on 10 December 2015 to celebrate Human Rights Day.

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January 2016

Law and Society

22nd January 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Laigh Hall, Parliament House
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF United Kingdom
£15 – £25

Shami Chakrabarti is the veteran Director of the leading NGO on civil rights, Liberty. She discusses a lifetime of campaigning on issues affecting all members of society with James Wolffe QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

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February 2016

“Perspectives of a Scottish Human Rights Lawyer in Colombia – the transition from conflict to peace” – Simon Crabb

9th February 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3NW United Kingdom
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Free

A Scottish human rights lawyer working in Colombia is to give a talk on his experiences in an event organised by the Faculty’s Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee. Simon Crabb has been in South America since 2012, and will provide an insight into Colombia’s transition from armed conflict to peace. He will examine how human rights abuses should be investigated, prosecuted, judged and sentenced, and whether justice can or should be compromised in the search for peace. "The…

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September 2017

Challenges to the Rule of Law at Home and Abroad

29th September 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3NW United Kingdom
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The Faculty of Advocates Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee is organising a seminar on "Challenges to the Rule of Law at Home and Abroad", chaired by The Hon. Lady Scott.   Jessica Simor QC and Paul Seils, Vice President of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, will speak at the early evening event on Friday 29th September at the Mackenzie Building, 192 High Street, Edinburgh.   Jessica Simor QC is recognised as one of the country’s leading specialists in public/regulatory, EU and…

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September 2018

Defending Human Rights – Peace in Colombia: Another Magical Realism? 28 September 2018

28th September 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3NW United Kingdom
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The Faculty of Advocates Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee presents a talk on “Defending Human Rights – Peace in Colombia: Another Magical Realism?’’ by Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, on Friday 28th September 2018. The signing of a peace accord, between the Farc and the Colombian State, with pens made from bullets used in combat, ended the longest running armed conflict in the Western hemisphere. But where is the peace? Currently…

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