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Her Majesty's attorney general Lord Goldsmith to speak at LSE

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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.

Lord Goldsmith, Her Majesty's attorney general, will speak on Government and the Rule of Law in the Modern Ag on Wednesday 22 February. Khawar Qureshi, a barrister at Serle Court, will then comment on the points raised by Lord Goldsmith.

This event is the second in a series on the rule of law organised by the Law Department at LSE and Clifford Chance, in conjunction with JUSTICE. The next event takes place on Wednesday 1 March. Roger Smith, a solicitor and director of JUSTICE will give a lecture on Changing the Rules: the judiciary, human rights and the rule of law.

Government and the rule of law in the modern age is on Wednesday 22 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from 10am on Monday 13 February. Click here| for the online booking form

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

The Law Department and Clifford Chance in conjunction with JUSTICE: The Rule of Law series continues with:

Press cuttings

Times Online
Government and the rule of law in the modern age (24 Feb 06)
Lord Goldsmith's full text of the a speech at the London School of Economics on February 22, as part of a series of lectures sponsored by the LSE Law Department and Clifford Chance on the rule of law, organised in conjunction with Justice. 

Independent
Blair faces torrent of criticism on human rights (24 Feb 06)
Speaking at LSE, Lord Goldsmith said: 'Determining if a particular person is, or is not, a terrorist requires more than mere assertion on the part of an authority, however genuine and well-intentioned that authority may be.'
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article347378.ece| 

EPolitix.com
Pressure grows for Guantanamo closure (23 Feb 06)
Reference to the speech by Lord Goldsmith at LSE. Also mentioned in the Journal of Turkish Weekly.
http://www.epolitix.com/EN/News/200602/
7a270d85-5610-4107-922b-989f370c7f71.htm
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Western Daily Press
Blair faces torrent criticism on human rights (23 Feb)
Speaking at LSE, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith put Tony Blair under further pressure by saying with regard to Britain's recent human rights record: 'Determining if a particular person is, or is not, a terrorist requires more than mere assertion on the part of an authority, however genuine and well-intentioned that authority may be.' 

Daily Telegraph
Goldsmith backs Guantanamo critics (23 Feb 06)
The Government's senior legal adviser, Lord Goldsmith, backed critics of the US detention camp at Guantanamo in a speech at LSE.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/
news/2006/02/23/nguan23.xml
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BBC News Online
Try terror suspects - Goldsmith (23 Feb 06)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4741780.stm| 

Daily Mail
'Law must apply to terror suspects' (23 Feb 06)
Britain must not abandon its commitment to the rule of law in the face of the threat of terrorism, said Attorney General Lord Goldsmith at LSE Also mentioned in This is London, the Scotsman and Virgin.net.

Times
lawdiary@thetimes.co.uk (21 Feb 06)
The Attorney-General is speaking tomorrow on 'Government and the rule of law in modern age' at LSE. 

9 February 2006

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