Hastie Stable member Joe Bryce is one of the speakers contributing to the ‘Prosecute or Protect
Hastie Stable member Joe Bryce is one of the speakers contributing to the ‘Prosecute or Protect? Article 31 (1) of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the Criminal Justice System in Scotland’ event on 21 May in the Procurator’s Library, Glasgow. The conference, which is sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates, features the Lord Advocate, The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Yewa Holiday of Queen Mary University London, John Wilkes of the Scottish Refugee Council and Peter Grady of the UN High Commission for Refugees Office in the UK.The main focus of the Conference is to raise awareness in regard to the statutory defence for refugees against prosecution for offences relating to illegal entry or presence. The issue was highlighted last year in a prosecution at Stranraer Sheriff Court where Joe Bryce, acting for an asylum-seeker charged with immigration offences, obtained leave to appeal to the High Court.
Sign up for the event at the following address: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prosecute-or-protect-article-31-1-of-the-1951-refugee-convention-and-the-criminal-justice-system-in-tickets-16216568192