Matrix is putting on two events in Human Rights Week (w/c 8th December) designed to celebrate Human Rights Day, held annually on the 10th December 2014 by the UN.
Tuesday 9 December, 6.30pm
‘Are international institutions and international law practices encouraging or stifling the private sector’s approach to diversity and female inclusivity?’
As part of a week-long, profession-wide series of events put together by The Law Society to celebrate Human Rights Day, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Matrix Chambers invite you to a panel discussion by leading academics and legal and business professionals on gender and female inclusivity. Given the gender equality and inclusivity obligations in international treaties, such as the UN Charter, and the role of international institutions in underpinning international relations and many of these international law obligations, the lack of visible commitment or tangible progress concerning women is surprising. Are there lessons to be learnt from the private sector? If so, why?
The panel (including Matrix’s Karon Monaghan QC and Professor Christine Chinkin) will explore this topic by looking at the constitution and operation of a number of international institutions and international law practices, and current experience in the private sector.
There will also be an exhibition of photographs from PhotoVoice’s Voice of Freedom project, which supports women who have been trafficked to express themselves through photography, and to play an active role in campaigning against modern day slavery.
Wednesday 10 December, 5pm
Twitter Q&A with Hugh Southey QC, ‘Should everyone be entitled to Human Rights?’ Get involved by following @MatrixChambers. Send your questions in advance to 1Marketing@matrixlaw.co.uk and we will be sure to get them answered for you.
For more information on other events taking place within the legal profession during Human Rights Week, please visit the Law Society website, and for more information on Human Rights Day, please visit the UN website.