“Jack Straw introduces his book thus: ‘I’ve been fascinated by the inter-action of the work of our courts on the processes of government and the body politic. Over a significant part of my Ministerial career I was responsible for an extensive legislative programme, including the Human Rights Act 1998, which has become a new foundation of what passes as the constitution of the United Kingdom. The final Ministerial post I held, from 2007 -2010 was as Lord Chancellor – the first in modern times to sit in the House of Commons. The job gave me an interesting insight at the intersection of the three branches of modern democratic government, executive, judicial, and legislative. In alighting on subjects for my three lectures, I tried to identify subject areas where I could draw on my experiences over many years, and hopefully better illuminate aspects of our system.’
The first lecture was on ‘The Future of the Criminal Courts’; the second on ‘Human Rights and Europe’; the third on ‘Judicial Appointments’.”
Date: 26th June 2013, 4.00-6.00pm
Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Charge: Free, registration is required
More information can be found here.