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Online Event: Hans Albrecht Foundation Annual Lecture and Human Rights Award 2023

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A photograph of graffiti of a hummingbird to advertise an event celebrating the work of the Hummingbird ProjectJoin The Hans Albrecht Foundation (HAF) and The Wiener Holocaust Library for the HAF Human Rights Award and annual lecture.

This year’s recipient is the Hummingbird Project: www.hummingbirdproject.org.uk. Founded in 2015 as a grassroots organisation in Calais, Hummingbird are now a Brighton-based charity working locally with young refugees & campaigning nationally. Their services have been developed by listening & responding to the needs of local young refugees and they actively campaign for the rights & protection of refugees.

For 2023, the HAF Annual Lecture will be given by Stephanie Harrison KC. She will discuss the importance of challenging the unlawful detention of refugees.

This event will be online only on account of scheduled strike action on the railways and London Underground.

About the speaker

Stephanie Harrison KC is a leading public law practitioner. Her cases include those arising from unlawful detention, national security, official misconduct, abuse of power, child sexual exploitation, equality and discrimination, minority rights and civil rights protest and injunctions. She is passionate about upholding and advancing the rights of vulnerable, minority groups and children. Harrison was appointed as legal counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in 2015.

She is ranked for Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights and Immigration in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar Guide. Stephanie Harrison was shortlisted for Civil Liberties & Human Rights Silk of the Year at Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 and for Human Rights and Public Law Silk of the Year by Chambers Bar Awards 2019. She won the Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award 2013, the Chambers UK Bar Human Rights and Public Law Junior of the Year award 2012 and was shortlisted for Public Law Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards 2017.

Hans Albrecht came to Britain on the Kindertransport. The Hans Albrecht Foundation (HAF) strives to advance and promote human rights particularly in relation to children, equalities, disability, children who are refugees and/or fleeing conflict and freedom from persecution on the grounds of race, ethnicity and faith.

Virtual Event guidelines:

  1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.
  2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).
  3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.
  4. The event will be recorded for the Library’s YouTube channel and will be shared at a later date.

This event is free, although registration via the link below is required. Please note that our free events are run by staff volunteers. Thank you for your patience should we have any technical or audio difficulties. We will do our best to correct them but this is not always possible.

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