Organised by University of Strathclyde

Despite important changes over recent years to our laws and policies regarding sexual violence, justice for survivors remains elusive. Attrition rates through criminal justice processes remain high, conviction rates low, and many survivors experience the legal system as alienating and traumatising.

These injustices have prompted debate.
How can, and should, we improve the experiences of victims/survivors?

Join us to learn, think and discuss what is and is not possible and desirable.

In the Chair: Frances McMenamin, KC

Lead Speakers: Ailbhe Griffith, Dr Marie Keenan, University College Dublin, and Professor Tim Chapman, Visiting Professor at Strathclyde Law School.

The John Fitzsimons Memorial Fund aims to honour the courage, integrity and inspiration of John Fitzsimons, an inspirational Lecturer at Strathclyde Law School and later a highly-respected Sheriff. In keeping with John’s belief in the importance of education and equality of opportunity, the John Fitzsimons Memorial Fund provides financial support to academically meritorious mature Strathclyde Law students who are in genuine need.