Sir Stephen Sedley to deliver Human Rights lecture in Edinburgh

Sir Stephen Sedley, former Judge in the Court of Appeal for England and Wales is to deliver Edinburgh Law School’s annual Ruth Adler Lecture next week on the subject of human rights.

Sir Stephen’s topic — Human Rights and the Whirligig of Time — is particularly timely. The event is free to attend and open to all with no booking required.

Throughout his legal career, Sir Stephen has been involved in many high-profile cases and inquiries, including the death of political activist Blair Peach, the Carl Bridgewater murder trial and the contempt hearing against Kenneth Baker, then Home Secretary.

He became a QC in 1983, and was appointed a High Court judge in 1992, serving in the Queen’s Bench Division. In 1999 Stephen Sedley was appointed to the Court of Appeal as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He has sat on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and as a judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights. He also chaired the Judicial Studies Board’s working party on the Human Rights Act 1998.

Since 1999, Sir Stephen has been President of the British Institute of Human Rights. He also helped to establish the Public Law Project, a UK charity concerned with access to justice and social exclusion.

The event takes place on Wednesday 20 May at 4.45pm in Lecture Theatre 183, Edinburgh Law School, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh.

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