EVENT: ‘Next Generation – Rights and Responsibilities’

Sam-Gockce-Terrence-230x300‘Next Generation – Rights and Responsibilities’ – A debate about what the law means to young people in 21st Century Britain.  

Please join us!

Date: Monday April 29th 2013

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Venue: London’s Living Room, London City Hall, Queens Walk, London SE1 1AA

Nearest tube/rail: London Bridge

The JusticeGap (www.justicegap.com) has joined forces with Hackney Community Law Centre, the University College London’s Centre for Access to Justice (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/accesstojustice), and the Hackney Council of Voluntary Services (http://www.hcvs.org.uk/) to work on a major project aimed at young people to explain their legal rights and demystify the law.

The initiative, called ‘Mind the JusticeGap‘, (http://thejusticegap.com/News/mind-the-justicegap-a-joint-ple-project/) is backed by human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC and the former justice secretary Lord Willy Bach and involves young people in Hackney working with UCL law students to build a dedicated online advice guide about the law, aimed at and drawing on the experience of young people.  The project has already visited Mossbourne Academy and Hackney Community College.

On April 29th, at London’s City Hall, a high profile panel of youth workers, legal experts, politicians, lawyers and youth justice campaigners, will debate with and hear from young people about what the law means to them.

Student Kristan with college students

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What are young people’s legal rights today?

What are the legal profession’s responsibilities to the next generation?

Do young people feel the law is “for them”?

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The panel will be chaired by Jon Robins, journalist, HCLC patron and editor of www.justicegap.com  and will include:

As this is a free event places are limited. 

To register your attendance email: Miranda@hclc.org.uk or call 020 8985 5236.

We look forward to seeing you on April 29th!