Lord Steyn to chair Justice

Lord Steyn is to be nominated as chair of human rights organisation Justice’s council.

Lord Steyn, who was a full-time member of the House of Lords’ judicial committee, will replace Lord Alexander of Weedon QC, who has been chair for the last 15 years.

The nomination will take place during the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18 October 2005.

Commenting on Lord Steyn’s nomination vice-chair of Justice’s council Lord Goodhart QC said: “Justice is very fortunate that one of the best lawyers of his generation replaces another as its chair.”