Michael Mansfield QC to deliver the first Gerry Conlon Memorial lecture this Friday on the theme of “Democratic Bankruptcy”

An annual memorial lecture has been established by SDLP West Belfast to mark the memory of Gerry Conlon who died last year. The first lecture is this Friday 23rd January 2015 at 7pm in St. Mary’s University, Falls Road, Belfast.

The “Democratic Bankruptcy” lecture will be delivered by Michael Mansfield QC, who worked on the Guilford case and is currently working on the Hillsborough inquests. There will be a panel afterwards with Patrick Corrigan from Amnesty International and Paddy Hill, a member of the Birmingham Six. The chair will be Alex Attwood MLA.

Michael Mansfield QC (born 12 October 1941) is an English barrister. A republican, vegetarian, socialist, and self-described “radical lawyer”, he has participated in prominent and controversial court cases and inquests involving accused IRA bombers, Bloody Sunday, and the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes and Diana, Princess of Wales, and the McLibel case. (Source).

This is a free event and should make for an informative evening.

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