Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

June 26, 2014

In commemoration of 180 years since the abolition of slavery in Bermuda and the development of human rights since then, the Centre for Justice is organizing a conference on rights, civil liberties, and the administration of justice. Members of the public are invited to submit essays to be included as part of a panel discussion.

A spokesperson said, “Successful entrants will be invited to take part in the conference with a panel of local and overseas experts in the field of human rights and justice. They will be asked to make short presentations on their essays and to engage in follow-up discussions with the panelists and with audience participants. Following the conference, Centre for Justice will publish a journal of all successful essays.

“The themes for the essay and conference presentations include the questions, “How did we get here?”, “How equal are we?”, and “How just are we?”

“Due to higher than anticipated interest, our deadline for submitting papers has been extended; essays must be submitted by June 30, 2014, with the winners to be announced on July 4, 2014.

“The conference will be held on July 10, 2014. Members of the public are invited to attend the conference as part of the audience. Due to limited space, please RSVP by Monday, July 7, 2014 by email at info@justice.bm.

“A first for Bermuda, Centre for Justice is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose aim is to promote the rule of law, human rights and civil liberties in Bermuda in accordance with the Bermuda Constitution and the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments such as the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

For more information, including essay requirements and conditions of entry, please visit the website of the Centre for Justice.

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  1. Greetings, Bermuda’s Centre for Justice, et al…

    I am delighted that Bermuda’s long-awaited Human Rights Amendment Act 2013 now prohibits sexual orientation discrimination… however… known or unfortunately outed gender-variant folk on Bermuda—be they UK Gender Recognition Act 2004 gender certificated or not—are still subject to discrimination with impunity under Bermuda’s blatantly gender-identity/presentation omissive Human Rights Amendment Act 2013…

    While this miscarriage of justice no longer directly effects this octogenarian Bermudian trans-woman exile… your Centre for Justice lawyerly endeavours towards sooner rather than later favourably remedying the discriminatory plight faced by gender-variant people on Bermuda is still close to my heart and would be much appreciated…

    Thank you…

    Brenda Lana Smith, R. af D…
    North Cornwall, Britain…