JUSTICE Scotland - Human Rights Day Lecture

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Laigh Hall

Faculty of Advocates

Parliament House

Edinburgh

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FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE PROSECUTION OF CRIME

Lecture by the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC
Introduction by The Hon Lady Scott, Senator of the College of Justice
Closing remarks from Derek Ogg QC, Chair of JUSTICE Scotland

Registration from 4.30pm. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.

In celebration of Human Rights Day 2016, the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC will give a lecture which places the prosecution of crime in the context of a commitment to fundamental rights.
The organisers are honoured that he has agreed to speak at this event, his first speech about the criminal justice system in Scotland. There will be an opportunity for questions.

JAMES WOLFFE QC was appointed Lord Advocate in June 2016. He has been an advocate since 1992 and took silk in 2007. In 2014 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. He was First Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Ministers from 2002 to 2007 and served as an Advocate Depute from 2007 to 2010.

THE HONOURABLE LADY SCOTT was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2012. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1989 and to the Faculty of Advocates in 1991. She became a QC in 2002. Since 1991 she has been involved mainly in criminal defence work, specialising in appeals. From 1995 she regularly acted as senior counsel and from 1996 for a period as an ad hoc Advocate Depute. Lady Scott was a founder member of JUSTICE Scotland and was its first chair.

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Laigh Hall

Faculty of Advocates

Parliament House

Edinburgh

EH1 1RF

United Kingdom

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