EVENT: The List LGBT Network – Our Story: The History of LGBT Rights in the UK

Posted February 15th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Who are the villains and heroes of LGBT history? How did England end up with its anti-LGBT laws? How did they spread across the Empire and what are the ongoing consequences overseas? Join us for this LGBT History Month event as we look at the history of LGBT rights in the UK and hear the personal stories of those who have been affected by the UK’s anti-LGBT laws.’

Date: 21st February 2017, 6.00-9.00pm

Location: Hogan Lovells International LLP, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Non-discrimination on grounds of age: the Charter vis-à-vis the general principle

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‘Speaker: Dr Elena Gualco, Lecturer in Law, University of Bedfordshire; IALS Visiting Fellow’

Date: 21st February 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Parliament – Caroline Norton: England’s First Feminist Law-Maker

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‘On the 17th of August 1839 the first piece of feminist legislation became law. The Infant Custody Act changed the legal status of mothers of good reputation forever. For the first time, a wife who was legally separated or divorced from her husband, and who had not been found guilty of adultery, was entitled to custody of her children up to the age of seven and periodic access after that. The Act was the result of Caroline Norton’s struggle with an abusive husband, and the patriarchal values embedded into English law which insisted that a father was the only parent of a child, and mothers had no rights. Caroline Norton’s wretched marriage drew her out of the private sphere and into the sphere of the law; her pamphleteering also informed the 1857 Matrimonial Causes (Divorce) Act, and the Married Women’s Property Act of 1870. Caroline Norton, the model for Daniel Maclise’s fresco ‘Justice’ in the House of Lords, was an accidental feminist who changed women’s lives for the better.’

Date: 7th March 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London SW1A 2LW

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE Legal Biography Project – ‘The First Female Lawyer in Scotland’

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‘Madge Easton Anderson was the first woman in Scotland and the UK to qualify as a lawyer. Later, she became the first woman to qualify in both Scottish and English jurisdictions. Yet very little is known about her, unlike her English contemporaries. The search for evidence about her life and career is a work in progress, and Alison will sharing her researches to date in piecing together the story of a pioneering Scottish lawyer.’

Date: 7th March 2017, 7.00pm

Location: Moot Court Room, New Academic Building, LSE

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – Stonewall: then and now

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‘Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, will reflect on Stonewall’s history, the progress made and the work still to be done regarding equality for LGBT people with an emphasis on women.’

Date: 14th March 2017, 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – The Role of the Attorney General: in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti

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‘Shami Chakrabarti discusses her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales with questions from the audience and online.’

Date: 13th March 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theature, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: King’s Think Tank Society – Racism Post-Brexit

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‘Racism is on the rise in the UK. Following Brexit what can only be described as an “explosion of blatant hate” has plagued the UK. Arson, vandalism, verbal assault directed at children and their parents, gangs patrolling the streets demanding people on the street prove they can speak English, men ripping Muslim women’s headscarves off. These are only a few scenes of post-Brexit Britain. But the question remains: is the racism a product of Brexit, or Brexit a product of racism?

Speakers:
– Mr Jon Burnett: assistant editor at the Institute of Racial Relations News, his research includes racial violence, domestic race policy in the UK and the economics of migration
– Mr Michael Fordham QC: barrister and member of Blackstone Chambers, he practises in the field of judicial review and human rights
– Dr Lucia Pradella: lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College London, her research includes Europe in a changing world, migration and racism.’

Date: 16th February 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Waterloo

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Bar Council – BSB-authorised bodies: lessons learned two years on

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‘This workshop session will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the practicalities of the entity authorisation process from the BSB and to obtain an insight into the practicalities of running an entity from those who have been through the process themselves. The session will give attendees practical tips on what to consider when setting up an entity and will allow attendees to discuss questions with the workshop speakers.’

Date: 20th March 2017, 5.30-7.00pm

Location: The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ

Charge: see website for details

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EVENT: YTL Centre Inaugural Lecture in Politics, Philosophy & Law – Sexual Violence: Accountability in a Culture of Celebrity by Martha Nussbaum

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‘The inaugural YTL Centre Annual Lecture in Politics, Philosophy & Law will be delivered this year by one of the world’s leading philosophers and pubic intellectuals, Professor Martha C. Nussbaum.’

Date: 9th March 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Great Hall, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: King’s College London – Employers’ Liability Insurance Half Day Conference

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‘A half day conference examining recent developments in Employers’ Liability Insurance and its interaction with the Third Parties Rights Against Insurers Act 2010 & comparison with the Road Traffic Act 1988. The programme is available to download on our website.
This half day conference is an initiative by Dr Ozlem Gurses, Reader in Insurance and Commercial Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
This event is CPD accredited by the Bar Strandards Board and worth 4 CPD points.’

Date: 7th March 2017, 9.00am-2.00pm

Location: SW1.17 & SW1.18, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The YTL Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Law – Law & Justice Forum: A Panel Discussion of ‘The Future of Europe’

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‘The YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law is delighted to invite you to our Law & Justice Forum: ‘The Future of Europe’, which will be a panel discussion involving some of the leading thinkers concerned with the prospects confronting Europe.’

Date: 16th February 2017, 1.30-5.30pm

Location: SW1.18 (Somerset House East Wing) Strand Campus

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – Ethics, computer systems and the professions

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‘This workshop aims to foster robust inter-disciplinary debate on the ethical challenges raised by the professions’ growing reliance on computer systems to replace or assist them with an increasing number of tasks

The workshop will be organised around four key threads for discussion:

1. “Ethics by Design?” To what extent is it possible to design computer systems that not only reduce professionals’ cognitive load but also actively improve their situational (and ethical) awareness? (for more details download ‘Ethics, Computer Systems and the Professions’)
2. “Developing awareness of the limits of computer systems, their (in)ability to explain themselves, and their appropriate use”: Do we need a new “triage” profession?
3. Debunking “learned” biases and prohibited discrimination within computer systems
4. “Learning the trade”: will the acquisition of professional “soft skills” be compromised by the automation of simple, repetitive tasks?’

Date: 15th March 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Gustave Tuck LT, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – Brexit and Labour Rights – Challenges and Perspectives

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‘As it is becoming increasingly clear that ‘Brexit really means Brexit’, a panel of distinguished speakers explores what Brexit would mean for labour rights. How are the rights of workers in the UK likely to be affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU? And how are the labour rights of British citizens working, on a temporary or permanent basis, in other EU countries likely to be shaped by Brexit? Finally how are EU labour rights likely to develop once the UK is no longer a Member State of the Union?’

Date: 28th February 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Location: UCL, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1HE 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?

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‘There are umpteen explanations for the Brexit vote. Was it the banking crisis? Or was it Henry VIII? Or the shifting tectonic plates that cut us off from the continent in the first place? The story of Britain and the EU has been complicated, controversial and ultimately sad. Hear the story and bring your own tissues.

Sir Stephen Wall (@stephenwall34) was for 35 years a member of the British Diplomatic Service. He worked closely with five British Foreign Secretaries and was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister John Major. His European experience includes five years as Head of the Foreign Office European Department; two years as Britain’s Ambassador to Portugal; five years as UK Permanent Representative to the EU and four years as EU adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Head of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. His book on Britain’s EU policy, A Stranger in Europe, was published in 2008. He has written The Official History of Britain and the European Community, 1963-1975, published in July 2012.’

Date: 6th March 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: UCL – The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment

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‘Since the referendum on leaving the European Union, many believe that the UK has been brought to the brink of a constitutional crisis, as the government sought to use the royal prerogative to begin ‘Brexit’ without an Act of Parliament. On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court delivered its landmark judgment in R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The Court, by a majority of eight to three judges, confirmed the High Court ruling that an Act of Parliament is required for a notice under Article 50(2) of the Treaty of the European Union. The judgment has profound implications for multiple facets of the British constitution, including the nature of constitutional change, intergovernmental relations within the United Kingdom, and relationships between courts, the executive and Parliament.’

Date: 22nd February 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: UCL JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – Modern Slavery in the Corporate World

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‘Join us as we explore this important issue of the role of the law in preventing exploitation within corporate supply chains.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Ms. Laura Spota, solicitor with the Environment and Operational Risk team, Travers Smith
Dr. Samentha Goethals, Senior Researcher on Labour Rights, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Mr. Peter Frankental, Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
Dr. Barnali Choudhury, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Miss Rose Ireland, UCL Centre For Access to Justice Fellow’

Date: 21st February 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Pushkin House – Evening with the Human Rights Veteran Valentina Cherevtenko

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‘Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and RAW in WAR are proud to invite you to an evening with the remarkable Russian human rights veteran, Valentina CHEREVATENKO.

At the “Women of the World” Festival on the Southbank on 11th March Valentina Cherevatenko will receive this year’s Anna Politkovskaya Prize, awarded by the RAW in WAR organisation. This prize, given each year since 2007, goes to an outstanding woman human rights defender from a conflict zone. Past laureates include the late Natalya Estemirova (Chechnya/Russia), Malalai Joya ( Afghanistan) and Marie Colvin (the USA)

The event on 9 March offers a unique opportunity to meet this remarkable woman from Novocherkassk in the informal surroundings of Pushkin House. It is rare chance to listen to Valentina and hear about the continuing work. The event will be held in Russian with translation.’

Date: 9th March 2017, 7.30-9.00pm

Location: Pushkin House

Charge: £7, £5 concessions

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EVENT: UCL – The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea at Twenty

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‘Judge Tomas Heidar (Iceland) will discuss the jurisprudence of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in its 20 years´ history. He will also consider prospects for the Tribunal´s future activities and focus on one area where there is potential for disputes that would require judicial settlement, namely the delimitation and delineation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.’

Date: 20th February 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Engineering Front Building, Malet Place, London WC1E 7JE

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL Judicial Institute – The Case for Online Courts

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‘The concept of online courts was introduced in England and Wales in February 2015 by an advisory group of the Civil Justice Council. Although now strongly supported by the government and senior judiciary, it is a controversial development. Prominent representatives of the legal profession and advice sector have expressed doubts about the viability and suitability of online dispute resolution (ODR) and its potential impact on access to justice and the ‘digitally excluded’.

In this lecture, Professor Richard Susskind, who chaired the original advisory group, will provide a practical and theoretical introduction to online courts, making the case for fundamental change in the way the courts handle low value civil, family and tribunal disputes. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion of the issues and contributions will be invited from the audience.’

Date: 16th February 2017, 5.30pm

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Edward W Said London Lecture – Justice, not revenge

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‘Internationally renowned academic and author Mahmood Mamdani presents this year’s Edward W Said London Lecture, examining the concept of revolutionary justice.

Mamdani will look at how South Africa’s transition from apartheid presents a critique of the lessons that have been drawn from the Nuremberg trials – the post-war judgment of Nazi war criminals – which have been incorporated into the contemporary human rights movement and International Criminal Court. He reflects on the question of justice in the postcolonial period, in the writings of Aimé Césaire on Haiti and of Nelson Mandela in southern Africa.’

Date: 31st March 2017,

Location: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Charge: £12

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