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What an amazing event! I have had a series of phone calls this morning from my barristers that attended saying how impressed they were from start to finish! Well done for organising such a memorable event. I think the opera singers were the icing on the cake and I for one well never forget that. I can't wait until next year's annual dinner

Society drinks with Andrea Coomber from JUSTICE

Farrer & Co will be hosting our February drinks event on Thursday 1 February, with Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE as our keynote speaker.  She will be speaking on the topic of '21st century justice - the challenges, the opportunities'. Please do come along to meet other members of the Society in the historic room in which the Charter of the Bank of England was signed. About Andrea Coomber:
Andrea has been Director of JUSTICE since February 2013.  Between 2002 and 2013 she was an Equality Lawyer and then Legal Director at INTERIGHTS (the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights) where she litigated key cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. In Strasbourg, Andrea advised the applicants in landmark cases such as:
•Tysiac v Poland (procedural obligations around reproductive rights) and
•Bevacqua and S v Bulgaria (domestic violence as a public matter)
She has also intervened as a third party in numerous cases, including:
•Nachova v Bulgaria (racial violence as discrimination)
•Opuz v Turkey (domestic violence as discrimination) and
•DH and others v Czech Republic (racial segregation in education).
For a decade, Andrea trained lawyers and judges on international law and equality law in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Before joining INTERIGHTS, she worked at the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva and at the South Asia Documentation Centre in New Delhi.   She also sits on the litigation advisory panels of a number of international human rights organisations and lectures regularly on international litigation and equality law.
When: Thursday 1 February 2018 at 6pm
Where: Farrer & Co LLP, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH

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Thursday, 1 February, 2018
Farrer & Co LLP
66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH

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