‘Solidarity, protest and the law’ with Michael Mansfield QC

November 7, 2012 in Events, Race & Society by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

originally by: DtRTP  
published: 10 November 2012

Defend the Right to Protest is hosting a session, ‘Solidarity, protest and the law’, at the Unite the Resistance national conference on the 17th November, from 12.30 to 2pm, at The Emmanuel Centre, 9 – 23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW (Nearest tubes Victoria, Westminster, St James’s Park, Pimlico).

Speakers include Michael Mansfield (campaigning lawyer), Alfie Meadows (student defendant), Dave Smith (anti-blacklisting campaigner) and Carol Duggan (Mark Duggan’s aunt).

Michael Mansfield QC is a prominent radical lawyer who has taken up a number of cases throughout his career relating to police brutality and political activism. He has represented the Orgreave miners, the families from the Hillsborough disaster, Stephen Lawrence and Jean Charles de Menezes families, as well as being Alfie Meadows’ current barrister.

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‘Who Polices The Police?’ documentary film launch + Q&A

September 26, 2012 in Events, Film & Media by UFFC Admin

provided by: Ken Fero  
published: 25 September 2012

Birmingham. 8.15pm 3rd October 2012. Birmingham Library Theatre.

‘Who Polices The Police?’ is to have its film festival premiere at the West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival. It is the second time that the region has hosted The Human Rights Film Festival and its aim is to screen a range of films that investigate the notion of human rights in the 21st Century as measured against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As well as films, the festival will have a wide selection of specially invited guest speakers ranging from film-makers to commentators, academics and campaigners.

Tickets: £4.50 Full price, £3.50 Concessions

‘Who Polices the Police’ is a 52-minute-long documentary that looks at the controversy surrounding the death in police custody of Sean Rigg and the ensuing investigation into his death by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Invitation : Medical Justice annual review and discussion

August 25, 2012 in Events, Prison Deaths & Abuse by Larry Fedja

provided by: Medical Justice
published: August 2012

Immigration Detention Deaths – End The Impunity!


6.00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 – doors open 5.30pm
Community hall, Athlone Street, London NW5

  • Speakers Include:

  • Emma Mlotshwa - Co-ordinator, Medical Justice : campaigning to prevent further injury and death
  • Ex-detainee - experience of being locked in when fellow detainees died
  • Dr Ben Robinson - Trustee, Medical Justice : effect of lethal conditions in detention
  • Mark Scott - Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, acting for Jimmy Mubenga’s family : legal and other challenges

Discussion : what can be done to prevent further injury and death ?

News that G4S guards, at whose hands Jimmy Mubenga died during deportation, would not face criminal charges made many feel like G4S had been given a license to kill.

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