Free Her! Women Political Prisoners - Lecture Recording

The recording of our 4 February 2016 lecture, Free Her! Women Political Prisoners is now available to view below.

The speakers were Dr Radha D’Souza and Shiva Mahbobi

  • Radha practiced as a barrister in the High Court of Bombay and taught at the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in New Zealand before coming to University of Westminster. She is a freelance writer and social justice activist.
  • Shiva is a former political prisoner in Iran, women's rights activist, broadcaster, and the spokesperson for the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI).

Free Public Lecture: FREE HER! Women Political Prisoners

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers invites you to our next lecture in our Human Rights Lecture Series: Free Her!  Women Political Prisoners.

Download the poster (pdf).

6.30pm to 8.30pm at Basement Lecture Theatre (GSB01), School of Law, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London, E1 7TP. 
Closest tubes: Aldgate or Aldgate East.

IADL Webinars Programme 2015

Logo of the International Association of Democratic LawyersThe Haldane Society is affiliated to the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, our global sister organisation.  We present here an invitation from IADL to join and participate in a series of webinars focussing on current and crucial issues within international law.  Presented by legal experts from the world over, the aim of these unique webinars is to provide a progressive perspective which can help us to use the law to develop our individual and collective struggles.

A schedule of webinars is found below. It is recommended that you visit the IADL Facebook page to keep up to date on when and how to join them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iadlyouth/

28 April - Anti terrorism law, turkish CHD trials and trial observation training

With Presentations from members of CHD, IADL and ELDH

Mid June - from Geneva HRC - Presentation on Ukraine and the Kurdish

region

26 June UTC 3.45 AM - Presentation from the Conference of Lawyers in the Asia Pacific

(COLAP)

Broadcasting from Commission 1 on the Right to Peace

Mid July - International Tribunal on HR violations in the Philippines -

broadcast from Washington

Late October - Presentation from the National Lawyers Guild (US) national

conference

Late November - IADL/Haldane Society International Women’s Conference

from London

Early December - IADL Conference on the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter

Free Public Lecture: 24 March 2015

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The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers in association with the Mansfield Student Law Society at London Metropolitan University invite you to a free public lecture on 24 March 2015: Child Sex Abuse Inquiry: a road to justice? At 6.30pm, School of Law, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London, E1 7TP.

Speakers:

Phil Frampton (Chair, Care Leavers Association 2000-2003);

Alison Millar (Solicitor, Leigh Day);

Liz Woodcraft (Barrister)

Defending Access to Justice: Where Next in the Fight for Legal Aid

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Haldane Student Society of Socialist Lawyers invite all students to a friendly debate to be held on the impact of the legal aid cuts and the future for lawyers committed to social justice.

Speakers:

Michael Goold, Criminal Barrister, Garden Court Chambers; Vice-Chair, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers;

Ruth Hayes, Director of Islington Law Centre, Co-Vice Chair of the Law Centres Network and Justice Alliance.

JUSTICE ALLIANCE FILM: There will be a screening of the Justice Alliance film about the impact of the legal aid cuts. Featuring Stephen Fry, Tamsin Greig and Jo Brand.

11 February 2015 at 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Room SG01, Store Street, University of Law – Bloomsbury, Store Street, London.

Free Lecture 27 January 2015: "Are You A Domestic Extremist?"

THE HALDANE SOCIETY OF SOCIALIST LAWYERS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MANSFIELD STUDENT LAW SOCIETY, LONDON MET UNIVERSITY

invites you to attend our Human Rights Lectures 2014 - 2015.

Tuesday 27th January 2015 6.30pm - 8pm:

Are You a Domestic Extremist?

Speakers: Jess Hurd, photojournalist; Jason Parkinson, videojournalist; and Shamik Dutta, solicitor for the six journalists challenging the Met's "domestic extremist" database.

Basement Lecture Theatre (GSB01), School of Law, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP.

Free entry. We regret that CPD points are not currently available. For more information and updated information, see www.haldane.org.

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Lecture Wednesday 3 December 2014: Fracking - The Protests and the Court Cases

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
in association with
The Mansfield Student Law Society, London Metropolitan University

invites you to attend our Human Rights Lectures 2014 - 2015

Wednesday 3 December 2014 6.30pm at the Law School, 16 Goulston Street, London, E1 7TP

Fracking: The Protests and the Court Cases

Speakers:
Tom Wainwright, criminal barrister at Garden Court Chambers; and
Melanie Strickland, activist in Reclaim the Power and solicitor.

AGM and John McDonnell lecture - 19 November

The next lecture in this year's series of Human Rights Law lectures will take place this Wednesday 19 November at 6.30pm. John McDonnell MP will be speaking on "Holding the executive to account: Parliament and the Courts, an MP's perspective".

The venue for the lecture is Basement Lecture Theatre (GSB01), School of Law, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP. Please note that this is a change in venue from last year's lecture series, which took place at the University of Law. The rest of this year's lecture series will also take place at London Met.

The lecture will be followed by the Haldane Society's AGM (expected about 8pm). Members are encouraged to attend the AGM. All members are entitled to nominate themselves for the society's executive committee, or one of the society's officer positions. Members are also entitled to submit motions to the AGM. Members who intend to stand for a position, or submit a motion, are requested to send a brief nomination statement or your proposed motion to secretary@haldane.org in advance of the AGM.

Our long-standing Chair, Liz Davies, is stepping down this year. The Haldane Society wishes to express our most profund thanks to Liz for the many years of excellent leadership and work that she has put in.