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Lecture from Nazir Afzal – “Law in the context of culture and belief”

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Hidden in plain sight, harmful behaviours aimed mostly at women & children are often justified by culture and belief. How do we ensure that they are prevented and perpetrators are brought to justice?

  • From: Monday 27 March 2023, 3.30 pm
  • To: Monday 27 March 2023, 5 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 27 March 2023, 8.30 am
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Join Nazir Afzal, one of the UK’s most prominent lawyers, for a keynote speech. The talk will explore how the justice system can address harmful behaviours, mostly targeted at women and children, carried out under the guise of culture and belief.

Nazir Afzal OBE is the former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, and became Chancellor of The University of Manchester in 2022.

During his legal career, Nazir prosecuted some of the highest profile criminal cases in the UK and was ultimately responsible for more than 100,000 prosecutions each year.

His expertise in safeguarding and ethics has seen Nazir take up positions including National Adviser on Gender-Based Violence for the Welsh Government; trustee of both the WOW (World of Women) Foundation and the Association of Safeguarding Partners; and the first ever independent Chair of the Catholic Church’s Safeguarding Agency.

In addition to this, Nazir assists the governments of Somalia, Ukraine and Pakistan on Rule of Law reform and dedicates a considerable amount of his time to charitable work.

In 2005, Nazir was awarded an OBE by the Queen for his work in criminal justice. Two years later, he received the UK government’s Justice Award and most recently he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Pride of Birmingham 2022.

This lecture may discuss themes of a sensitive nature.


The event will start at 3:30 pm and is scheduled to finish at 5 pm.

Booking information

This event is open to all staff, students and alumni of NTU, but will be of particular interest to those from Nottingham Law School and the School of Social Sciences.

This event is free to attend.

Booking is required.

Location details


Lecture Theatre 2, Newton Building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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