Anti-terrorist laws and the Magna Carta

4 June 2015


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Anti-terrorist laws and the Magna Carta

The 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in June this year presents a unique opportunity to celebrate a momentous time in history. To mark this occasion, Sydney Law School and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in association with the Rule of Law Institute of Australia will host a public event focusing on the role of the Magna Carta with particular reference to anti-terrorism law.

The evening willfeature a panel discussion consisting of leading experts on security issues and counter-terrorism laws:

  • Bret Walker SC: barrister and former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor
  • Dr Emily Crawford, lecturer and Co-Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL), Sydney Law School
  • Professor Colin Wight, Professor of International Relations at University of Sydney

Professor Duncan Ivison, Professor of Political Philosophy and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will moderate the discussion.

Rare manuscripts dating back to the 12-14th century containing Magna Carta and statutes passed before the reign of Edward III in Latin and Law French will also be on display on the evening. The manuscripts form part of the University of Sydney's Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this lecture is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm, registration and refreshments from 6pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 101, Level 1, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, however registration is essential

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0248

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