Dr Abenaa Owusu-Bempah contributes to Howard League antiracist guidance

18 June 2021

Abenaa Owusu-Bempah

Dr Abenaa Owusu-Bempah is a member of the advisory group for the Howard League for Penal Reform’s practical guide for antiracist lawyers, developed in association with Black Protest Legal Support. The guide, Making Black Lives Matter in the Criminal Justice System, is designed to support lawyers to be antiracist at each phase of a client’s journey through the system. It also provides legal academics and law students with crucial information about the experience of Black people in the criminal justice system. The guide will be launched at on online event on 30 June, hosted by Doughty Street Chambers. It will be introduced by Laura Janes, the Howard League’s legal director, and Ife Thompson, the founder of Black Protest Legal Support. Four members of the advisory group, including Dr Owusu-Bempah, will discuss how the guide can support lawyers to counter entrenched racism in the criminal justice system. More information and registration for the launch is here.