Peter Herbert OBE

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Peter Herbert OBE is a Recorder, a part-time Special Immigration Judge and an Employment Tribunal Chair who was voted one of the 100 Great Black Britons. He has developed an impressive human rights, childcare and heavy criminal practice. Peter was Lead Counsel in the case at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda representing Dr Augustin Ngirabatware, the former Minister of Planning accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was awarded an OBE in the 2010 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for voluntary service to equality, diversity and human rights. Peter has been Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers since 1984 and is also an executive member. He was Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority and took a lead on stop and search issues and deaths in custody. He attended the Stockholm conference on racism and Xenophobia in Europe as part of the UK Government’s delegation. Peter is also a member of the National BarAssociation in the US and was a recipient of its Human Rights Award in 1995. In 2002 he was also awarded the American Bar Association’s Diversity Award. Peter graduated from Leicester University and was called to the Bar in 1982.

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