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The rule of law and human rights - Cherie Booth QC to speak at LSE

Cherie Booth QC will give a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 8 November. She will speak on The Rule of Law and Human Rights. John Denham MP will then discuss the points raised in Ms Booth's address.

In recent times the great advance in human rights discussion has to an extent eclipsed the truism that without the rule of law and its institutional features these rights will not be realised in practice. This lecture will be one of a series of lectures focusing on the various aspects of the Rule of Law. The series is organised by the LSE Law Department and Clifford Chance in Conjunction with JUSTICE.

  • Cherie Booth QC is a prominent human rights barrister and a founder of Matrix Chambers. She studied law at LSE and is a governor and honorary fellow of the school.
  • The discussant will be John Denham MP who is currently chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in the UK Parliament. Prior to this he held several ministerial appointments, most recently he was minister of state at the Home Office.

The event will be chaired by Hugh Collins, professor in the LSE law department

The Rule of Law and Human Rights lecture will take place on Wednesday 8 November at 6.30pm. The venue will be announced to ticket holders 24 hours before the event. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. Tickets for the general public are now all been allocated but a returns queue will be in operation on the night.


  • Press tickets: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk

30 October 2006