Baroness Doreen Lawrence to lead Stratford public lecture on policing

16:32 05 June 2014

Baroness Doreen Lawrence gave a passionate lecture  during the

Baroness Doreen Lawrence gave a passionate lecture during the "Know the Law" public lectures at the University of East London


Baroness Doreen Lawrence, OBE, will discuss police corruption, inappropriate undercover policing and spying on victims’ families at a public lecture at the University of East London.

It is part of the university’s Law Clinic which is running “Know the Law” series of lectures, that are open to the public, students, solicitors and teachers. It will take place at University Square Stratford on June 12.

Baroness Lawrence, who received an honorary doctorate in education from UEL, will discuss the meaning and impact of the Stephen Lawrence Independent Review 2012-14, alongside the human rights lawyer Imran Khan. They will explore topics including police corruption, inappropriate undercover policing and spying on victims’ families.

Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack while waiting for a bus in South London in April 1993. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Macpherson Report into his murder. The report first introduced the term “institutional racism” to policing in the UK. The publication of the Ellison Review this year has disclosed further revelations that during the investigation of Stephen’s murder, a police officer spied on the Lawrence family. The Home Secretary has now ordered a judicial public inquiry into undercover policing.

John Joughin, UEL’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “Baroness Lawrence has been at the forefront of promoting social justice for more than two decades. Social justice also constitutes one of UEL’s core values and I’m especially proud to welcome Doreen Lawrence and another honorary doctor, Imran Khan, back to the university for this Important Public Lecture. I know that they will inspire the people who come to hear them speak.”

UEL re-launched its Law Clinic, at its new home in USS in November 2013 with attendance by Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham and lawyer Imran Khan, a former law student at UEL who became the Patron of the clinic.

The ‘Know the Law’ lecture series will take place throughout the year at UEL’s new £33million campus in the heart of Stratford, with further high profile speakers to be announced.


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