Roger Casement Centenary - Hung by a Comma: The Execution of Roger Casement - A Lecture by Mr Justic

Join us on 17th November 2016 at 6:30pm, BPP Holborn, 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY - the lecture will be given by The Honourable Mr Justice McCloskey*

Born in Dublin, schooled in Ballymena, knighted by George V and ultimately hanged for treason at Pentonville - Casement held consular appointments throughout the British Empire before becoming disillusioned with colonialism and turning his support to anti-imperialism generally and Irish nationalism in particular.

Roger Casement was "one of the great fighters of human rights of the late 19th, early 20th Century. He was probably one of the first Europeans in denouncing colonialism," Vargas Llosa - Peruvian Nobel Laureate.

Join us for what will be a very engaging lecture and hopefully some drinks afterwards.

All are welcome. RSVPs are not compulsory but welcome to

*Mr Justice McCloskey was appointed as President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in October 2013. A Judge of the High Court in Northern Ireland since 2008, he was Chairman of the Northern Ireland Law Commission from 2009 to 2012 and is a former Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission of Northern Ireland. He is also Judge in Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast.He is the author of “The Human Rights Act 1998: Recurring Themes and Principles” and of various other papers in the fields of human rights law, EU law, public law, extradition law, immigration law, asylum law, procurement law, planning and environmental law, judgment writing, advocacy and procedural law.

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