EVENT: UCL – Social & Legal Philosophy Colloquium: Fidelity in Law’s Commonwealth

Posted December 13th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The rule of law promises protection and recourse against the arbitrary exercise of power. The guiding aim of the rule of law ideal is served when law’s rule extends to all forms of power in the polity, social as well as political. This paper argues that the rule of law takes hold in a polity only when law is planted firmly in a commonwealth of mutual faithfulness to the differentiated and interconnected responsibilities of fidelity to law. Law rules not only when government officials are held accountable for the discharge of their duties under law, but also when ordinary citizens structure their relationships by law and hold each other accountable to the common, public terms that the law provides.’

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.