Police corruption, spying, racism and accountability

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group are holding a unique two-day conference on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 February. The conference will 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.

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About the conference

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group, in partnership with Imran Khan Partners and Tottenham Rights, are organising a two-day conference 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.

Over Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 February 2015, an impressive line-up of speakers will offer powerful accounts on contemporary policing.

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

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Conference agenda
  • 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

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Conference agenda
  • 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
  • Lee Lawrence, son of Cherry Groce
  • Baroness Jenny Jones
  • Paul O’Connor, Director of Pat Finucane Centre, Derry
  • Sukdev Reel, mother of Ricky Reel
  • David Rose, Investigative journalist
  • Stafford Scott, Tottenham Rights

Registration

Online registration closed at Noon on Thursday 5 February. After this time you will need to register and pay on the day.

Fees for each day:

  • £5 unwaged
  • £15 waged
  • £30 small vol org
  • £60 large vol org
  • £100 private or public sector.
Lunch is included in the registration fee
 

About the conference partners

This conference is co-organised by The Monitoring Group and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and is part of a series of events titled The State of the Nation – Racism and Justice in the UK coordinated by The Monitoring Group.

It is supported by Imran Khan and Partners and Tottenham Rights.

For further information about The Monitoring Group please visit: http://www.tmg-uk.org/

Venue, date and time

February 6th, 2015 9:00 AM   to   February 7th, 2015 5:00 PM
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

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