University of Leicester to host High Court judge and human rights law expert

Posted by er134 at Oct 22, 2013 10:25 AM |
Jan Grodecki Annual lecture explores ‘Law as a System of Values’ on Thursday 24 October

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 22 October 2013

The School of Law’s annual Jan Grodecki lecture will be delivered this year by The Honourable Sir Rabinder Singh, judge of the High Court.

The lecture, ‘Law as a System of Values’, will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday 24 October, in Ken Edward Lecture Theatre 1 at the University of Leicester.

Prior to his appointment to the High Court, Sir Rabinder Singh was a leading QC and he was an advocate in many cases before the Supreme Court. In particular, he was involved in many high profile cases around the Iraq war, including representing the family of Baha Mousa and successfully challenging the indefinite detention of foreign nationals at Belmarsh prison. Alongside his experience in legal practice, he has a long-standing commitment to academic inquiry. He was previously a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham, where he currently holds an Honorary Chair. He has published extensively, including two books on human rights law in the UK. He has chosen to speak on the topic of ‘Law as a System of Values’.

Professor Mark Bell, Head of the School of Law, said: “We are delighted to host a distinguished speaker who has been at the forefront of developing human rights law in the UK”.

To book your place at the lecture contact Teresa Rowe at tr19@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 2370.

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For further information contact Teresa Rowe at tr19@le.ac.uk.

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