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Expectations of Openness in an Age of Secrecy: where the ‘Right to Know’ comes from

This event is organised by LSE Dept. of Media and Communications In an age of WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden, it may seem odd to argue that we have expectations of openness in democracies greater than ever before, but we do. Not only expectations but institutional mechanisms in government, legislated guarantees, guardians of openness in […]

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A Conversation with H.E Judge Patrick Robinson of the International Court of Justice

The Dickson Poon School of Law is delighted to welcome Judge Patrick Robinson (LLM ’72) back to King’s College London. This event provides a special opportunity to hear from a sitting Judge of the International Court of Justice about his career in international law. Judge Robinson was elected to the International Court in 2014, after […]


HoL proposals on the European area of Freedom, Security & Justice

The Future of AFSJ Speakers  Lord Hannay;  Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Queen Mary, University of London; Professor John Spencer, University of Cambridge and President of ECLA (UK). Chair Professor Helen Xanthaki, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies   DATE: Tuesday 20 October 2015 TIME: 4 – 6pm VENUE: IALS, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London  WC1B 5DR  […]


Transatlantic Free Trade: the final push? British, French and US perspectives on a TTIP agreement

A deal on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be a powerful shot in the arm for the world’s anaemic economy. But does the political will exist to reap the gains from trade? Sylvie Bermann is French Ambassador to the UK. Pascal Lamy is former Director General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-13). Peter […]


Human Rights Diplomacy: inside the United Nations

Human rights diplomacy requires a strategic approach that should be grounded in human rights law and applied to developing the law, strengthening it, and furthering its aims and objectives. It might be described as an important link between the codification of human rights in international law and public advocacy for human rights that can lead […]


South Africa’s Democracy — Mandela’s “Cherished Ideal”

Moeletsi Mbeki, political analyst, author and entrepreneur, will examine how close his country has come, in the two decades since its first free elections, to the “cherished ideal” of democracy envisaged by President Mandela and those, like Mr Mbeki’s father, who were jailed for life alongside him. Moeletsi Mbeki is the author of Architects of Poverty: […]

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Common Law Lawyers and their influence on EU Law

   Speaker:  His Honour Justice Vassilios Skouris, President of the European Court of Justice Chair: The Rt. Hon. Lord Mance Introduction by The Rt. Hon. Lord Douro, Chair of the College Council DATE: Wednesday, 1st October 2014 TIME: 18.15 VENUE: King’s College London, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand WC2R 2LS COST: This event is FREE […]


Life Cycles and Competition Law: How Systems Evolve

A King’s College Centre of European Law Lunchtime Lecture Speaker Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy;Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University, Washington DC Before joining George Washington Law School in 1999, Professor Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of […]


The History, Workings and Future Challenges of Hansard

On Wednesday 11th December 2013, Lorraine Sutherland and Stephen Farrell will deliver an open lecture on the history, workings and future challenges of Hansard. Hansard is an edited transcript of debates in Parliament that is published daily and initially covers the preceding day’s business, with weekly and final versions subsequently being published. It also includes […]


Parliament Open Lecture Series 2014

We are delighted to announce more events in the 2013/14 series of Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament.  Speakers, dates, venues and booking information for these lectures are below and also on the Parliament website.     Subject: The role of the Chairman of Ways and Means Who: Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP, Chairman […]