Event archive

Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

05 Jun 2017 - 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.   […]

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The Role of the University in Post Colonial Societies-Justice Dikgang Moseneke (South African Constitutional Court)

24 May 2017 - St Anthony's College

Justice Dikgang Moseneke ended his term as Deputy Chief Justice on South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court in May 2016.  Justice Moseneke has led an extraordinary life. He was imprisoned on Robben Island at the age of 15 for seeking to bring about the end of the apartheid regime.  When he was released from prison ten […]

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Balanced Constitutionalism-Chintan Chandrachud (Quinn Emanuel)

03 May 2017 - Seminar Room F, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

“Balanced Constitutionalism” examines the promise of the “new model” of judicial review against its performance in practice – by comparing judicial review under the Human Rights Act, 1998 (UK) to an exemplar of the old model of judicial review, the Indian Constitution. Based on a thorough analysis of judicial decisions and legislative responses in both […]

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A Conversation on Brexit’s Impact on Human Rights-Alison Young, Paul Craig, Nick Barber and Timothy Endicott (Oxford)

31 Jan 2017 - Gulbenkian Theatre, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

Brexit and the recent High Court decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union have raised many challenging questions on the powers of the executive, the principal of Parliament sovereignty and the future  of human rights in the UK. For instance, is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty irrevocable? What would it mean […]

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