Mr. Dennis Daly QC

Mr. Dennis Daly QC

Dennis Daly, QC is a founding member and former Chairman of the Jamaican Council for Human Rights, and Vice Chairman of the Independent Jamiacan Council for Human Rights. He was elected Executive Secretary of the Caribbean Human Rights Network in May 1999. Mr. Daly is an Attorney-at-Law practicing in Jamica. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1961, has been a partner in the Jamaican law firm of Daly, Thwaites and Company from 1984 to present.

In 1990 he was admitted to the Inner Bar (Queen’s Council). He has also been a member of the Jamaican Bar Association since 1963, serving as Vice-President from 1977-78 and President from 1978-79. Often described as a tireless and fearless advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Mr. Daly’s areas of practice include: Civil rights advocacy, including challenges to the death penalty and corporal punishment; general civil litigation and advocacy, specializing in actions against government for police abuses; and criminal defense advocacy.

He has been involved in several leading human rights cases including R v Noel Samuda(1998) which abolished flogging in Jamaica and Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights v Syringa Marshall Burnett et al [2005] 2 A C 356, Hinds v AG (1977) A.C .195.