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Howard League lecture held in memory of Lord Parmoor

  • Date: 19 May 2022

  • Location: Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ


  • Book your place : Free (donations welcome)

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    ‘Son of a convict’ – law, human rights and the politics of punishment

    We are pleased to announce that our new Chief Executive, Andrea Coomber QC (Hon.) will deliver this year’s Parmoor Lecture. Doubling as an opportunity to introduce herself to our members, supporters and the sector, Andrea will reflect on her path to the Howard League, while sharing observations on current challenges facing prison reform.

    The 2022 lecture will be held in person on Thursday 19 May at Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ.


    5.45pm      Registration and coffee
    6.15pm      Lecture
    7.15pm      Drinks reception
    8.15pm      Close

    Previous lectures

    2019 lecture was given by Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions. The text of the lecture can be found here. The questions posted at the event and the responses from Max Hill can be found in the guest blogpost here.

    2018 lecture, In the Shadow of the Noose: Attempts to Undermine the United Kingdom’s Principled Opposition to the Death Penalty was given by Ben Emmerson QC (see the video recording below).

    The full text of the 2017 lecture given by The Rt Hon Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales can be downloaded here.

    The full text of the 2016 lecture given by Professor Nick Hardwick, Chairman of the Parole Board can be downloaded here.

    For video recordings of previous lectures follow the links below.

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