#HumanRightsDay

#HumanRightsDay: A report by OULS Officer for Scotland Lidia Dancu for the JUSTICE Student Network

 

Human Rights Day Lecture

As part of Human Rights Day 2016, JUSTICE hosted a lecture by the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC on fundamental rights and the prosecution of crime at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh

The event was chaired by the Honourable Lady Scott, Judge of the Supreme Court and founder member of JUSTICE Scotland.

Here, Lidia Dancu, OULS Officer for Scotland and JUSTICE Student Network member, gives her account of the lecture. A great read, highly recommended for any OULS members!

What is JUSTICE?

JUSTICE is a cross-party law reform and human rights organisation in the UK. JUSTICE works towards a vision of fair, accessible and efficient legal processes. A system in which individual’s rights are protected, and which uphold and promote the rule of law.

Members of JUSTICE range from across the legal profession, including barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.

The JUSTICE Student Network (JSN) is an interactive forum which promotes debate and interest in the UK justice system. They help provide resources, host events, widen their understanding of UK justice issues, and provide internships to aid law students in their academic and career progression. Many OULS members, such as Lidia, are also JSN members.

Joining the JSN costs £15 and is an opportunity all OULS members should consider. For more information, visit the JSN membership website.

 

Written by:

Joe Beet – OULS News Reporter

Joe Beet

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