Using the law to advance rights: Overcoming barriers and creating opportunities

Date: 22nd November 2018
Time: 2pm - 4.45pm
Location: Mackenzie Building, 172 High Street, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh EH1 1QX

Clan Childlaw, Human Rights Consortium Scotland and Amnesty International are holding a conference which aims to explore the opportunities and challenges organisations face when using the law and courts to advance rights.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what changes would help organisations and the individuals they represent to advance human rights through the courts in Scotland. The conference will also publish recommendations on addressing barriers to public interest litigation in Scotland.

Speakers include those from organisations with first-hand experience of using public interest litigation as well as those with expertise:

  • Rachel Logan, Solicitor, Amnesty International
  • Alison Reid, Principal Solicitor, Clan Childlaw
  • Jacqui Kinghan and Lisa Vanhala, The Baring Foundation
  • Fiona McPhail, Principal Solicitor, Shelter Scotland

If you are interesting in attending, please book your free place here.