Supporting Victim-Survivors in the Armed Forces

Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Criminology Reading Group 

“Supporting Victim-Survivors in the Armed Forces”

Speaker: Emma Norton, Director & Lead Lawyer at Centre for Military Justice

Abstract: Emma will give a brief overview of the military justice system and talk about the experiences of some of her clients who have reported serious sexual offences in the armed forces.

Emma Norton, Director and lead lawyer, founded Centre for Military Justice. She is the former head of the legal team at the human rights organisation Liberty, where she worked for ten years. Prior to that, she worked in the public law and civil liberties team at the law firm, Bindmans

Emma represents many service women who have suffered sexual assaults and sexual harassment, other victims of bullying including racist bullying, and bereaved families. She has written on a range of military subjects and is the author of the report ‘Military Justice – Second Rate Justice’ published in 2019. She has commented widely on these issues in both print and broadcast media. Emma lectures twice a year at the Defence Academy on human rights and the Armed Forces. For more information:

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