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Lord Woolf to give first in a series of lectures on the rule of law

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Lord Woolf, former lord chief justice of England and Wales, will participate in a public event on Tuesday 7 February at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The discussion is the first in a series of public events on The Rule of Law, organised by LSE's Law Department and Clifford Chance in conjunction with JUSTICE.

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 series will underline the continued importance of the value of the rule of law and its various aspects.

Lord Woolf, who retired as lord chief justice of England and Wales in 2005, will speak on Democracy and the Rule of Law. Professor Nicola Lacey, LSE, and Michael Smyth, Clifford Chance, will then comment on the points made.

Further events scheduled as part of the Rule of Law lecture series are:

Democracy and the Rule of Law is on Tuesday 7 February at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets can be requested from the online ticket line|.

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

Press cuttings

BBC News Online
Ex-chief justice's legal aid fear (8 Feb 06)
Lord Woolf, who retired as lord chief justice last year, said he shared worries that the 'extraordinarily good' legal aid system had disappeared. Fears about the changes were raised in a questions session after Lord Woolf had given a speech at LSE.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4691536.stm| 

Guardian
Food for thought: the week in ideas (7 Feb 06)
The former lord chief justice, Lord Woolf, examines today the role of the rule of law in realising democratic and human rights at LSE, Houghton Street, London.

30 January 2006

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