I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks

I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 2nd Sep 2021

 Free

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This event is organised by Black History Walks in collaboration with UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre

A rare chance to hear a Black judge speak on racial discrimination within the legal system, the George Floyd effect and how to fight and win against the odds. Plus Q&A.

- Extract from The Times, July 2nd 2021, by Catherine Baksi

Peter Herbert was called to the Bar in 1982 his professional career has involved a number of high profile human rights cases both here in the UK and internationally. His practice has involved representation of a wide range of clients and high profile cases from the Victoria Climbie case through to the Kamlesh Bahl employment case to appearances before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He has also appeared at the European Court of Human Rights in Gregory v The United Kingdom.

After spending many years at Tooks Court Chambers with Michael Mansfield Q.C. He moved to become a direct access practitioner working on a selection of cases alongside his part time Judicial career and consultancy work. He was appointed a part time Immigration Judge in 1997, and then a Recorder in the Crown Court and part-time Employment Judge in 2003. He has successfully run his private practice alongside his Judicial appointments and his previous public duties as Vice Chair and Independent member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

Mr Herbert was an adviser to the former Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith Q.C. as well as Vice Chair, and an independent member of the Metropolitan Police Authority from 2000 to 2008 and was a member of Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority from 1990 to 1998. He chaired two public mental health homicide enquiries for the Department of Health that have been published as reports.

He has appeared regularly on national and international news current affairs channels such as BBC TV News, CNN, BBC Question Time, Sky News, BBC Newsnight, and helped produce documentary programmes as a human rights barrister and as Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers. He has written for the Guardian newspaper, Times, Independent and Voice newspapers and been reported extensively in publications from the USA, Japan and most recently in Sicily.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 2nd Sep 2021

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2021-09-02 2021-09-02 Europe/London I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/09/02/i-fought-the-law-and-i-won-a-black-judge-speaks-273370 ,,,

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