Distinguished friends

Manjit S Gill QC

Manjit Gill QC is one of the foremost human rights silks at the Bar. He has argued some of the most highly publicised and ground-breaking constitutional, public law, international law and human rights cases of the last 10 years. He is particularly well known for having done many of the landmark cases in immigration law.

In the 1980s he was very active in the Society of Black Lawyers and involved in a number of initiatives to counter race discrimination in the legal profession, and in the mid-1990s he was involved in setting up the Discrimination Law Association. In 2001 he led an NGO delegation to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, which resulted in the successful introduction into the 2001 UN Durban Declaration of a clause to promote cultural diversity and protect groups whose identities are drawn from multiple factors.

He is a regular contributor to national and international conferences, speaking on a range of topics from corporate social responsibility to human rights, terrorism and Sharia law. He has given seminars and training sessions in his various areas of practice, appeared before UN human rights committees, carried out fact-finding missions abroad (e.g. to the West Bank to assess the operation of alternative legal systems of communities under occupation) and attended many UN conferences and worked closely with other NGOs on diversity issues. He continues to be involved in various human rights organisations on a pro bono basis.

He was founding editor of Immigration and Nationality Law Reports and a contributor to Jackson & Warr’s Immigration Law and Practice as well as being the author of various articles.