Powerful global forces, combined with events at home that have divided the country, are disrupting the way we live and work. Erosion of the law and attacks on the judiciary are splintering the certainties under which we have lived for a long time. Speaking up for civil liberties, human rights and social justice has been at the heart of Helena Kennedy’s work, giving a voice to people without any access to power. You can hear that unmistakable voice by joining her as she discusses the role of law in an age of disruption.
“Independent of spirit and of thought, free-speaking and resolute. There is no one better qualified to lead the IBA in our human rights advocacy work” – IBA Executive Director Dr Mark Ellis
About the speaker: Helena Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers. Born in Glasgow, she studied law in London and is a QC, a broadcaster and as Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, a Labour member of the House of Lords. Since 2018 she has been Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.
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