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Schona Jolly QC @WomaninHavana
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On a night of political turmoil, it’s such a delight to switch off Brexit and celebrate the work of ⁦@BarHumanRights⁩ and wave farewell to our wonderful Chair ⁦@Kirsty_Brimelow⁩, in conversation with the marvellous Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. #ThankYouKirsty
Lovely words of encouragement and thanks from @Kirsty_Brimelow on behalf of @BarHumanRights to our many partners in the room, to our hardworking Drafting Committee and to our student members, future human rights lawyers to keep checking a cycle of backsliding in #humanrights.
International trial observations, which @BarHumanRights specialise in conducting, throw a spotlight on specific #humanrights issues. @Kirsty_Brimelow talks about our work in Turkey this year, and her own trial observation in Bahrain, & Colombia.
@Kirsty_Brimelow paying tribute to the long relationship between @BarHumanRights & @PBI_ISEC as she talks about the hugely impressive and important work she has done for @BarHumanRights in Colombia and with the peace community. #GraciasKirsty
In the first time Kirsty speaks about some of her Colombian work publicly, she describes the power behind President Santos’ public apology to the peace community, then the rejection of that apology. About a year and a half later, they eventually accepted the apology.
Now Kirsty describing @BarHumanRights work with activists, academic & lawyers across the world on witchcraft and persecution of people with albinism, now making its way onto the UN agenda.
Kirsty talking about @BarHumanRights child rights work in Calais & the extraordinary scenes & awful conditions in the camps; & the different but trauma of Turkish judges & lawyers who fled to Greece, with whom we are also working. #humanrights #migrants #refugees
Delighted that @HiboWardere is in the room tonight, with whom @BarHumanRights worked with @SeemaMalhotra1 @SamuelZimran on our important #FGM work. Hibo said her first impression is what a “hard badass woman” she is and how lucky she is to call Kirsty a friend. #ThankYouKirsty
Another very moving thanks for Kirsty for her work on Iranian massacre, by a surviving family member of the massacre. #ThankYouKirsty
#ThankYouKirsty Tributes now pouring in for @Kirsty_Brimelow’s impactful work as Chair of @BarHumanRights from Nigeria, Maldives, Greece, Colombia & Vanessa Redgrave who says Kirsty has Chosen Love.

Feels like it could be our new slogan ;-) #ChooseLove
A wonderful thank you from Andrew Walker QC @thebarcouncil for all the work she and @BarHumanRights have done, and for and from the Bar. A big thank you back to the Bar Council for all the support for our work.
Finally, a very big thank you personally from me, for my friend and my wonderful colleague in #humanrights work. Gracias @Kirsty_Brimelow for your work, your commitment and the inspiration and optimism you bring to everything we do! #ThankYouKirsty
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