Jon Snow to guest at JUSTICE Scotland event

14 Sep


The veteran television presenter, Jon Snow, has been lined up to make it a successful hat-trick of Faculty-hosted events for JUSTICE Scotland.

The Beyond Law series is part of Securing JUSTICE at 60, an appeal through which JUSTICE, the law reform and human rights group, hopes to raise £2 million by its 60th anniversary in 2017.

Chaired by Lord Hodge, the Supreme Court Justice, and held in the Faculty’s Laigh Hall, the JUSTICE Scotland series opened with a discussion on the tensions between law and war, featuring General Sir Mike Jackson, Chief of the General Staff at the time of the Iraq war, and Lord (Menzies) Campbell of Pittenweem, QC, former leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Next, the celebrated civil liberties campaigner, Shami Chakrabarti, reflected on her career, in conversation with Derek Ogg, QC.

Now, Jon Snow, the face of Channel 4 News since 1989 and the man with the collection of colourful ties and socks, will look back on four decades in journalism, with emphasis on covering law and justice issues.  He will chat with Helena Kennedy, QC, Chair of the JUSTICE Council, on Friday, 30 September, from 4:30pm.

The Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, said: “Securing Jon Snow for this event maintains the high standard of speaker which JUSTICE Scotland has attracted for its Beyond Law series. The Faculty is delighted to be a part of these evenings, which have been shown to have wide appeal.”

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