Litigating for Social Change - 3-day conference
£50 – £75
Litigating for Social Change - 3-day conference

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Assembly Buildings Conference Centre (Spires Centre)

2-10 Fisherwick Place

Belfast, United Kingdom

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Conference purpose

The conference brings together NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics, and funders to reflect on the extent to which strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights.  With speakers from different geographic and legal settings, the conference aims to explore:

  • Lessons learnt from the use of test case litigation to date
  • Strategic litigation as a tool for promoting social justice
  • Models and approaches to supporting strategic litigation

 

Programme summary

Wednesday 19 October

The conference will be opened by a senior legal figure.

Plenary sessions

  • How can strategic litigation deliver transformative change? International perspectives
  • Recent research findings on strategic litigation

Drinks and conference dinner

Thursday 20 October

Plenary sessions

  • Using transnational and quasi-judicial fora
  • The ‘right’ time and the ‘right’ case

Issue-focused workshops to include:

  • Slavery and forced labour: ending impunity
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Children’s rights
  • Disability rights
  • Environmental rights
  • Litigating for social rights: the case of equal access to quality education
  • Poverty and social welfare rights
  • Health rights
  • Litigating for the prohibition of violations: the case of custodial torture

Friday 21 October

Plenary sessions

  • Models and approaches to supporting strategic litigation
  • Making sure the outcome makes a difference: protecting wins

Law Centre (NI) Social Justice Lecture

This event will be followed by the Law Centre (NI) Annual Social Justice Lecture: Social Justice and Human Rights, with The Rt Hon. the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE. To ensure your place at the lecture, please make a separate reservation (see below under 'Conference Cost').


Full programme here

www.lawcentreni.org/Conference-Litigating-for-Social-Change/Conference-Programme-at-28-September-2016.pdf


Confirmed speakers


CPD

Barristers

This conference is accredited by the Bar Council of Northern Ireland for:

  • Day 1 - 4 CPD points/hours
  • Day 2 - 5.5 CPD points/hours
  • Day 3 - 5 CPD points/hours

Solicitors

Solicitors attending this event are eligible to claim 15.5 general group study CPD hours:

  • Day 1 - 3.5 hours
  • Day 2 - 6.5 hours
  • Day 3 - 5.5 hours



Conference venue

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre (Spires Centre)
2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW (opposite Jury's Hotel). 
www.assemblybuildings.co.uk
How to get there 
Fully accessible venue. Induction loops in conference hall.
Car parking facilities in Great Northern Multi-Storey Car Park. Reduced price of £5 per day on presenting a voucher provided by Assembly Buildings Conference Centre Reception staff.

 

Accommodation

The link below has a range of hotels and guest houses within reasonable distance of Belfast City Centre: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/HotelsList-Belfast-City-Centre-Hotels-zfp8837.html

You can also contact Belfast Visitors Centre for information about suitable accommodation: info@visitbelfast.com

 

Conference cost

To book your place, click on the green 'Tickets' button (at the top of your screen)

Conference only: £50

Conference and dinner £75

For a more disabled-friendly booking method, please email slc@lawcentreni.org


The social justice lecture is free but you need to reserve your place separately:

Reserve your place at the social justice lecture

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