Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)
05 Jun 2017, 5pm | Danson Room Trinity College

In partnership with The Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, the OxHRH has organised a panel discussion of Professor Alison Young’s new book, “Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution”. The book will be discussed by Paul Craig (Oxford), Michael Gordon (Liverpool) and Hayley Hooper (Cambridge), with response to follow from Alison Young.


Democratic Dialogue and Constitution, Young:

  • Provides a novel and complete normative account of democratic dialogue across a range of constitutional systems.
  • Examines the emerging dialogue between domestic courts and the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights
  • Gives a complete account of the relationship between the Human Rights Act 1998 and newly emerging protections of human rights through European Union law, as well as the re-emergence of the protection of human rights through the common law
  • Analyses democratic dialogue in light of the proposed British Bill of Rights and Brexit


Alison Young
Alison L Young is a Fellow at Hertford College and teaches Constitutional law, Administrative law, Media law and Comparative Public law.

She studied Law and French at the University of Birmingham, before coming to Hertford College, obtaining the BCL and a DPhil. She was a tutor in law and a Fellow of Balliol College from 1997 to 2000, before returning to Hertford as a Fellow and Tutor in law in October 2000.

She researches in applied constitutional theory, public law and human rights. She is the author of Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution (OUP 2017), for which she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship from 2013-15, and Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Human Rights Act (Hart, 2009).