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The Magistrates' Association
Community Focussed Justice Conference
Thursday 28 & Friday 29 June
at the UCL Faculty of Laws
About the conference
This conference will bring together academics and practitioners to examine issues, discuss practicalities and make recommendations.
We expect participants to include magistrates and judges, academics, MPs, policy advisers and students.
The conference will be structured to allow for the presentation of academic research, panel debates on the practical implications and implementation of ideas, and full audience discussion on all subjects.
The conference will run over two days, and the final session will provide an opportunity to summarise discussions and make recommendations for the future.
The key themes for the conference will be:
- Transparency, trust and legitimacy: why the role of ordinary citizens as judges is important; and how it can be developed and enhanced.
- Fair and appropriate treatment; what the judiciary can hope to achieve through sentencing; and how this can be developed and enhanced.
- Accountability and openness: what role the judiciary should play in keeping the public informed of judicial processes, practice and decisions; and recommendations for how this can be developed and enhanced.
We are grateful to the Monument Trust and Professor Cheryl Thomas, Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute for enabling us to hold this conference.
Day One 11.00 to 18.00, followed by a reception 18.00 to 19.30
Day Two 10.00 to 13.00, lunch provided
|Thursday 28 June 2012|
|10:30||Registration and refreshments|
What next for community focussed justice?
Keynote speech by The Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice
Panel discussion and questions
|14:00||Transparency, trust and legitimacy: Why the role of ordinary citizens as judges is important; and how can it be developed|
|16:00||Fair and appropriate treatment; what the judiciary can hope to achieve through sentencing; and how can this be developed and enhanced|
|Friday 29 June 2012|
|10:30||Accountability and Openness: What role the judiciary should play in keeping the public informed of judicial processes, practice and decisions; and recommendations for how this can be developed and enhanced|
|12:15||Conference summary and conclusions; Chairman's address|
|13:00||Lunch and close|