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Women's Human Rights and Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence: A view from legal practice in the UK

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  • 10 November 2016
  • Speakers: Karon Monaghan, Pragna Patel, Harriet Wistrich
  • Chair: Lisa Gormley
  • #LSEVAW

Karon Monaghan, Pragna Patel and Harriet Wistrich have a wealth of experience representing and campaigning on behalf of women seeking justice and accountability from the UK authorities. In this event they will discuss current challenges in securing women's and girls' access to justice for gender-based violence, in the context of the UK's existing human rights obligations and the approaching Private Members Bill supporting the ratification of the Istanbul Convention - the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Speakers

Monaghan62
Karon Monaghan is a barrister at Matrix Chambers.
 
Patel62
Pragna Patel is Director of Southall Black Sisters. 
 
Wistrich62
Harriet Wistrich (@HWistrich) is a solicitor at Birnberg Peirce.
 
Lisa Gormley
Lisa Gormley (Chair) is Research Officer in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. 
 

 

Event recording

Audio recording of the event

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