Partner And Senior Law Lecturer Appointed To Human Rights Committee

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Angela Jackman, a partner in Simpson Millar's Education and Community Care team and Senior Lecturer at The City Law school has been appointed to the Law Society's Human Rights Committee.

Angela Jackman, a partner in Simpson Millar's Education and Community Care team and Senior Lecturer at The City Law school

The appointment by the Law Society's Legal Affairs and Policy Board takes effect on 1 September 2016 – two months before Angela's Article 8 and Article 14 case in defence of women from Northern Ireland seeking NHS-funded abortions will be heard by the Supreme Court*.

The Law Society Human Rights Committee works to see human rights and the rule of law upheld both domestically and internationally. Appointments to the Human Rights Committee follow a rigorous interview process.

About her appointment Angela says: "I am passionate about promoting the core principles of human rights laws, and interested in the way they are interpreted and applied both in the UK and abroad. Human Rights is a founding principle of our society – reaching into so many areas of life where opportunities or protections are needed."

"In many countries, life as a human rights lawyer is fraught with danger and it is vital that practitioners there receive support from established legal bodies in countries such as the UK. I look forward to the difference I might be able to make as part of the Human Rights Committee, and to working with such an esteemed group of people."

The Law Society's Human Rights Committee is, amongst other things, tasked with responding to relevant government consultations and presenting the views of members and the Council. The work of the Committee enables the Law Society to present a considered and consistent approach on human rights issues relevant to member practitioners.

In addition to her role as a public law solicitor, Angela is a Senior Lecturer and CPD Consultant at City University London – covering topics such as the Mental Capacity Act, protection of vulnerable adults and deprivation of liberty.

*A and B v Secretary of State for Health


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