Over Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 February 2015, an impressive line-up of speakers will offer powerful accounts on contemporary policing.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group, in partnership with Imran Khan and Partners and Tottenham Rights, have organised a two-day conference at Conway Hall in London to seek common ground between families, community workers, journalists, academics, lawyers and affected communities, to understand and challenge the problem of police corruption, spying and racism.
The conference takes as its starting point that there is a profound crisis in policing across the UK that requires us to share information and experiences, develop ideas and create new partnerships that will spur a momentum for genuine state accountability.
Speakers on Friday will include:
Rosa Curling, Leigh Day Solicitors
Rebekah Delsol, Open Society
Rob Evans, Guardian journalist
Dr Jules Holroyd, University of Nottingham
Professor Gus John, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Education
John McDonnell MP, Hayes and Harlington
Rebecca Roberts, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Dr Mike Shiner, London School of Economics
Helen Steel, spied on environmental activist
Mark Thomas, political satarist and reporter
Dr David Whyte, University of Liverpool
Dr Patrick Williams, Manchester Metropolitan University
Harriet Wistrich, Birnberg Pierce and Partners solicitors
Speakers on Saturday will include:
Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder
Raju Bhatt, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors (TBC)
Professor Ben Bowling, King’s College London
Richard Garside, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Courtenay Griffiths QC
Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group
Lee Jasper, formerly Mayor of London’s Adviser on Policing
Imran Khan, Lawyer to the Stephen Lawrence family
Dame Doreen Lawrence
Lee Lawrence, son of Cherry Groce
Paul O’Connor, Director of Pat Finucane Centre, Derry
Sukdev Reel, mother of Ricky Reel
David Rose, Investigative journalist
Stafford Scott, Tottenham Rights
You can book for Friday, Saturday or both days.
The full programme and booking information are on the event’s page on the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies’ site.