Dominic Grieve to give Rule of Law Lecture

11 Aug

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP will give this year's Rule of Law Lecture, which asks the question: Is the European Convention on Human Rights Working?

The lecture, which is being hosted by the Faculty of Advocates, will focus on the protection of fundamental rights. It will be chaired by Joanna Cherry QC MP.

The MP for Beaconsfield will consider how the Convention plays a crucial role in enhancing the rule of law across and beyond Europe.

James Wolffe QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: "The rule of law underpins a just and economically successful society. This year, our rule of law event will focus on the protection of fundamental rights. I am very pleased indeed that Dominic Grieve QC MP has agreed to give this lecture."

The lecture is a joint venture between the Faculty of Advocates and the Bar Council of England and Wales, and is facilitated by Beyond Borders Scotland, an organisation that seeks to harness Scotland's unique heritage in an effort to promote greater understanding and reduce conflict.

The event will take place at the Mackenzie Building, High Street, Edinburgh, on 21 September.

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