Law and Politics Seminar Series

by | Nov 28, 2016

This is a new seminar series held at St Antony’s College, and will comprise a number of special seminars on topics raising legal and political issues. The first confirmed seminar is detailed below.

‘Conscience and The Rule of Law: Is Breaking The Law Ever Justified?’

Tuesday 29 November 2016

5:00pm-6.30pm

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College

Chair: Sir Nicholas Stadlen (Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow 2015/2016, Academic Visitor 2016/2017, former English High Court Judge)

Speakers: Lord Joel Joffe (Nelson Mandela’s Attorney at the Rivonia Trial, sponsor of the first Assisted Dying Bill, former chairman of Oxfam); Sir Sydney Kentridge QC (Defended Nelson Mandela’s QC, Bram Fischer, at his trial for sabotage and at the proceedings to remove him from the Roll of Advocates for dishonourable conduct and jumping bail and represented the family of Steve Biko at his inquest); Kate O’Regan (Inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University, former Justice of the  Constitutional Court of South Africa).

 

‘Brexit and The Role of Parliament’

Wednesday 30 December 2016

5:00pm-6.30pm

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College

Chair: Sir Nicholas Stadlen (Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow 2015/2016, Academic Visitor 2016/2017, former English High Court Judge)

Speakers: Lord Falconer (former Labour Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and former  member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet), Paul Craig (Professor of English Law at Oxford University) and Martin Howe QC (Chairman of Lawyers for Britain)

All are welcome

Convenor: Sir Nicholas Stadlen

College Convenor: Dr Cathryn Costello

 

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