Archive for the 'rule of law' Category

Attorney general: UK would be in breach of law if it defied European court rulings – The Guardian

“Britain would be acting ‘tyranically’ and in breach of the rule of law if it defied rulings from the European court of human rights, the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has said.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

National Security and the Courts – Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

National Security and the Courts (PDF)

Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

Royal United Services Institute, 16th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bar Conference lecture: The tyranny of the consumer or the rule of law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

The tyranny of the consumer or the rule of law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

25th Annual Bar Conference, 6th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Protect police from lawsuits, says Met chief – The Guardian

“Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, has privately lobbied the home secretary to make it harder for people to take legal action against his force, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham – The Guardian

“Stephen Sedley finds the insights of a senior law lord clear and compelling.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council Chairman Calls for Protection for Legal Aid at Vienna Conference – The Bar Council

“Speaking in Vienna today at the 38th Annual Conference of European Bar Leaders, the Chairman of the Bar, Nicholas Green QC said the latest round of proposed cuts in criminal legal aid in England and Wales, coupled with the absence of a clear strategic vision for the future of legal aid were placing the country’s justice system at risk.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 12th February 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Law Society Gazette Podcast: Robert Heslett, President of The Law Society – Charon QC

“Today I am talking To Robert Heslett. We cover a wide range of topics from the rule of law, the opportunities and threats to the solicitors profession, human rights and Twitter and other forms of social media and how they could be of benefit to lawyers.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 14th December 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Rights and Responsibilities: civic duty and the rule of law – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Rights and Responsibilities: civic duty and the rule of law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Denning Lecture, 23 November 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Access to justice: hope springs eternal – Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony

Access to justice: hope springs eternal (PDF)

Speech by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, Master of the Rolls

The Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre Annual Lecture, 15th July 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

How the rule of law can avoid the world at war – The Times

“The judge who heads Britain’s top court has warned that ‘popular emotion’ must not subvert the rule of law.”

Full story

The Times, 4th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Call for Pakistan to Respect the Rule of Law – The Bar Council

“The Heads of the Four Bars in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, North and South, have called for Pakistan’s leaders to reinstate the Rule of Law.”

Letter from Heads of the Four Bars

The Bar Council, 15th November 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

British lawyers call on President Musharraf to reinstate rule of law – The Times

“British lawyers are united in their condemnation of the treatment of lawyers in Pakistan and the dismissal of the Chief Justice and are calling for the re-instatement of the rule of law and the Constitution.”

Full story

The Times, 8th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The Importance of Civil Justice: Nationally and Internationally – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke

The Importance of Civil Justice: Nationally and Internationally (PDF)

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

American Bar Association Conference, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Impact of Terrorism on the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

Impact of Terrorism on the Rule of Law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

American Bar Association Conference, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Lawyers can no longer be quiet about Burma – The Times

“The international legal community, which provided inspiration for Burma’s founders, must voice its strong support to underpin the movement for democracy.”

Full story

The Times, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bar Council calls on International Lawyers to counter Global Threats to Rule of Law – The Bar Council

“Speaking at a dinner to mark the Opening of the Legal Year on Monday evening, Chairman of the Bar, Geoffrey Vos QC has spoken out about the threats to the rule of law around the world. Vos said that promoting the rule of law is a fundamental instrument for forcing change in undemocratic regimes.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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