Tackling Race Discrimination Effectively - 9th Annual Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture

November 13, 2013 - 17:30
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Lord Anthony Lester
CEU host unit(s): 
Department of Legal Studies
Lord Anthony Lester

Delivered by Lord Anthony Lester 

‘Tackling Race Discrimination Effectively’


Welcome by Renata Uitz

Introduction by Wiktor Osiatynski


Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC is a practising member of Blackstone Chambers, and a Liberal Democrat Peer.  He specialises in public law and European human rights law.  He was Special Adviser to the Home Secretary (Roy Jenkins) from 1974-76 with responsibility for policy advice on human rights, notably in relation to anti-discrimination legislation.  He introduced two Private Members’ Bills in the Lords to incorporate the European Human Rights Convention into UK law.  He has argued many leading cases (including cases on free speech and on discrimination) not only before English courts, but also before both European courts and Commonwealth courts.

Lord Lester is President of INTERIGHTS (the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights), and has published numerous books and articles on constitutional law and human rights.

He is a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, and has introduced Private Member’s Bills on civil partnerships, forced marriages, equality and, most recently, defamation. 

The Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture honors the memory of the late Marek Nowicki (1947-2003), an eminent international human rights activist and defender. The two annual lectures, one held in Budapest and one in Warsaw, are funded by the Open Society Institute.