“I think the proposals are terrifying,” she says. Extreme Risk Protection Orders expand. In this week’s episode, Edwina speaks to advocate and campaigner, Naima Sakande about her work challenging the practice of imprisonment for non-payment of Council Tax and TV license fines and its disproportionate impact on women and children. Haider was born in 19 March 1962. Often by the time they confided in someone the 28-day window for an appeal had expired. Aise bc logo ko larki ki family relative aur friend sab ek saat mil kar aise haraamkhor logo raste pe laakar khuleaam maar dena chahiye. “This is really shocking,” says Sakande.
Sakande believes the justice system has become less and less about the people whose lives it affects. In England and Wales, if you are black you are nearly 10 times more likely to be stopped and searched by police and eight times more likely to be tasered than if you are white, while black men are three times more likely than white men to be arrested. “In terms of a system that is representative, where you can be assured the general public has a voice and common sense prevails in the courtroom, the jury is your only safeguard.”. All rights reserved. The review comes in the wake of high-profile cases that have been filmed. Education: Ardingly College Senior School, West Sussex; United World College, Costa Rica; Yale University, USA (BA, global affairs & international development). State Fact Sheets expand.
Only 37% of black and minority ethnic women who experience violence make a formal report to the police. Naima is currently completing the first year of her fellowship at the Bar Pro Bono Unit as a caseworker where she is gaining insight into numerous areas of law, including, employment and immigration and asylum. 11w Reply. Public Policy Reports expand “There is too much self-congratulation when we talk about race in the UK,” she says, “that it’s an ‘American problem’. Naima Haider (born 19 March 1962) is a Bangladeshi justice of the High Court Division. Naima is the Women’s Justice Advocate at justice charity APPEAL, using impact litigation to challenge miscarriages of justice for women experiencing multiple and severe disadvantage. “Juries comprise 12 randomly selected citizens who are more likely to share the life experiences of victims and defendants than those representing them in court – upper and middle class, very well-educated, mostly white lawyers and judges.” The criminal bar is 85.3% white and 3.2% black while just 1.1% of QCs are black, she points out. As a member of a legal advisory board for the domestic abuse bill currently going through the House Of Lords, Sakande is among those calling for an amendment that provides a statutory defence for domestic abuse survivors who are are driven to offend. I think those conversations about who we are and how we relate to one another are likely to have a lasting impact and that is where I am optimistic.”. “The vast bulk of the cases I deal with involve women wrongfully convicted because domestic abuse hasn’t been properly understood or put to a judge in a trial”, she explains. The Met police commissioner, Cressida Dick, apologised last week for causing distress to British Olympic athlete Bianca Williams when officers stopped, searched and handcuffed her and her partner. She is horrified at recent proposals to restrict jury trials in order to get through a backlog of untried criminal court cases which totalled 37,000 even before the lockdown. Age: 28.Family: Single.Lives: Hackney, east London. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Read more about the One Small Thing charity here. “It was completely nuts, I even had a gun pulled on me once. She has completed her second masters in law from Columbia University. Naima Sakande: 'There's too much self-congratulation when we talk about race in the UK', Stop and search has little, if any, effect on police recorded crime, decision by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, 10 times more likely to be stopped and searched, have disproportionately more black and ethnic minority people per capita than in the US, female offenders have experienced domestic abuse, Only 37% of black and minority ethnic women. We are encouraging our UK listeners to sign the petition calling for repeal of the law that allows imprisonment as a penalty for non-payment of Council Tax. “I’m very inspired by the level of protest and discourse within the BLM movement. She says BAME women need to be assured that their disclosures will be taken seriously and will result in their safety. Naima Sakande, women’s justice advocate at Appeal: ‘It’s shocking that only 37% of black and minority ethnic women who experience violence make a formal report to the police.’ Jailing People with Mental Illness expand.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/257681. Respect women... 12w. Her mother is Begum Anwara Chowdhury. Instead, she claims, it is increasingly a “fancy talking shop” for barristers and judges. Interests: Feminist science fiction, travel, warbling to the radio, reggaeton & afrobeat, third culture identities, global youth education, theatre. Appeal investigates miscarriages of justice and many of its clients claim they are innocent or have been unfairly imprisoned.
Naima is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. You can change your cookie settings at any time by following, JUSTICE with prison philanthropist Edwina Grosvenor, In Conversation with... James Timpson OBE, In Conversation with... Christopher Stacey - Unlock charity. Naima is the Women’s Justice Advocate at justice charity APPEAL, using impact litigation to challenge miscarriages of justice for women experiencing multiple and severe disadvantage. Black women are twice as likely as white women to be arrested and 18% of the women’s prison population in England and Wales is from a minority ethnic background. , https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Naima_Haider&oldid=919590079, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 October 2019, at 14:57. Career: 2017-present: women’s justice advocate, APPEAL; 2015-17: project worker & programme lead for young women, Leap Confronting Conflict; 2016-17: creator and host, Third Culture Podcast; 2014-15: investigator, The Bronx Defenders, New York City.
“I’m very concerned about how incapable the criminal justice system seems to be at dealing with delayed reporting,” says Sakande. Police brutality cases were common and domestic abuse cases came across her desk more than any other type. Criminal Justice Videos expand. Her father, Badrul Haider Chowdhury, was the 5th Chief Justice of Bangladesh. But we need to hold ourselves to account and hold up a mirror to this society that exported racism to the US in the first place.”, Sakande hopes the Black Lives Matter movement will accelerate the efforts to address institutional racism. Divert from Justice Involvement expand. In 2017, The Lammy review made a draft of recommendations to address race inequalities in the justice system. Naima Haider (born 19 March 1962) is a Bangladeshi justice of the High Court Division.