Manchester prominent senior Criminal Law and Human Rights solicitor and law school lecturer Nasir Hafezi is a Law friends delegate who became a Law Friends speaker. We presented a session on terrorism following the stadium bombings. Nasir dealt with many of the cases arising out of the bombings and asked if he could speak for us. We accepted because of his warm participation, his belief in community, his bold and astute fact crunching delivery and fearless ways. Here Nasir examines the bedrock of trust that society cannot have in ministerial human rights-based decisions via the pandemic
Nasir will cover
How not to make laws during the pandemic, police enforcement, societal distress and the abundance of kindness society has shown to pull through
Lessons for the Lawmakers for a future crisis
Government ignorance of human rights
Article 2 The Right to Life
Article 3 Torture and Inhumane Treatment
Article 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 11
Did the Government ensure Human Rights?
Did the government positively act to protect life and livelihoods?
Did the government respond proportionately?
Delay, mistake, clear articulation of the law
Schooling, PPE, India, open debate?
Severe criticisms, reasonable excuses
Movement, State home orders, gatherings, closure of businesses
Detention of infected persons
Forced cremations, heavy fines, unclear tiers,
The Coronavirus Act
Face coverings, the Red List, Parliamentary scrutiny
Passenger locator form, travel abroad
Widespread misunderstandings and 5 examples
Stay at home, excuses,
Police enforcement and gross mistakes
Derbyshire police drones
Confused guidance from ministers
Law Friends Community
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Nasir is a highly regarded lead criminal defence duty solicitor who has experience of the most serious levels of case in all courts and police stations across the Manchester Area. Now he harnesses his immense experience and trains future lawyers at a law school near to his previous practice. Nasir is a known go to lawyer for high end matters
Complex and serious crime
Nasir is the Founder of Community Legal Education which makes short videos to show people their rights when faced with affronts on their civil liberties from the police. He has been an independent Ethics Consultant Since 2015 and in that role has provided key advice on important and sensitive ethical issues faced by Greater Manchester Police and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on subjects as diverse as Human Tissue Retention, Whistleblowing, Body Worn Videos and young people in custody.