The most contentious problem: Comparing rights in conflict

The most contentious problem: Comparing rights in conflict
05 Nov 2018, 18:00 to 05 Nov 2018, 19:00
Middles Temple Hall, London EC4Y 9AT


London Hamlyn Lecture 2018

Robin Allen QC, this year’s Hamlyn Lecturer, will give the 2018 London Hamlyn Lecture on “The most contentious problem: Comparing rights in conflict” on Monday 5 November at Middle Temple Hall, London EC4Y 9AT.  The lecture will be chaired by Sir Stephen Sedley, former Lord Justice of Appeal.

This is the third and final lecture in the 2018 Hamlyn Lecture Series on “Why does Equality seem so Difficult? Three Problems in Comparison” being delivered in Belfast, Edinburgh and London.

Aristotle said that equal treatment required like situations to be treated alike, and unlike situations differently. Ever since, jurists, politicians and the public have argued over when situations are, and are not, alike. In the 2018 Hamlyn Lectures Robin Allen QC discusses three aspects of this problem of comparison at the heart of equality law.

Robin Allen QC is Co-Head of Cloisters Chambers, Bencher of Middle Temple and Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales. He specialises in employment, equality, equal pay, discrimination, human rights, public law, and local authority work. Legal 500 rates him as a Tier 1 Employment Law Silk and he has twice been Chambers and Partners' "Employment Law QC of the Year".

For further information about the 2018 Hamlyn Lectures and the Hamlyn Trust

This lecture is free but advance booking is required


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