Trans in the Criminal Justice System

Trans in the Criminal Justice System

When: 1.15pm, Saturday March 5th

Where: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Trans in the criminal justice system

The government is re-examining its policy on transgender inmates following the death of two trans women at all-male prisons in the UK. Transphobic hate crime is on the rise. Discriminatory stop & search continues.

LSE invites you to ‘Trans in the Criminal Justice System’, a panel discussion on the challenges faced by trans people and how the criminal justice system should be reformed. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so please do come prepared to ask questions.

***The event is open to everyone.*** Please do share widely and invite everyone you think might be interested!

Please make sure you register for a ‘Ticket’ and click attending on our Facebook event. The talk is completely free but we do need to know numbers.

Panelists:

·  Ulele Burnham is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a former chair of the Discrimination Law Association;

·  Charlie Kiss is a political activist, a former prisoner, and the first trans man to stand for parliament in the UK;

·  Dr Sarah Lamble is a Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck School of Law and a leading expert on LGBT+ criminal justice issues.

Chair:

·  Dr Leticia Sabsay is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Contemporary Culture at LSE’s Gender Institute.

This panel event is part of the LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot. The competition’s gold sponsors are Linklaters and Mishcon de Reya.

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