Secrecy, Law and Society
5 February 2014
This two-day workshop will examine how a 'culture of security' ushered in after 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and national security.
However, secrecy is not confined to this development, and includes legacies of secrecy across a range of institutional and cultural settings.
With this in mind, this two day workshop will interrogate the legal as well as socio-legal dimensions of secrecy.
"In law, secrecy impacts upon the separation of powers, due process and the rule of law, raising fundamental concerns about open justice, procedural fairness and human rights," said Dr Greg Martin, from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.
"More broadly, questions concerning secrecy involve the credibility of public and private institutions."
Workshop questions include:
The workshop is a collaboration between the Sydney Institute of Criminology and Ross Parsons Centre for Commercial, Corporate and Securities Law at Sydney Law School and the Law & Society Research Network, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2014
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202