School of Advanced Study, University of London
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Conference on Legal and Judicial Legacies of Empire
Session Four: Human Rights and the New Common Law of the Commonwealth
James Guthrie, QC
(Barrister, 3 Hare Court Chambers)
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS), University of London, in conjunction with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association (CMJA), the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA), and the Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association (OSPA), will be holding a one-day Conference on the Legal and Judicial Legacies of Empire.
This will be the sixth in the series of seminars and Conferences on topics relating to the period of British colonial rule and its consequences for most of today’s Commonwealth countries since their independence. The seminars’ published proceedings are valuable contributions to the public record of that phase in British and world history.
This new Conference will cover topics such as the application of English law and other legal systems in the former Empire and after independence; the evolution of Courts; ‘the dark side of the Moon’ - the legacy of old laws; human rights and the new Common Law of the Commonwealth.
The speakers are prominent lawyers with expert professional knowledge and experience of the effects of past British rule on so much of the modern world.
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