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21 Feb 2018, 13:00 - 14:00
Brunel Law School Moot Court
The 'Knowing Our Rights' research progect and the Brunel Law Society present the launch of Sir Geoffrey Nice QC
's new book, Justice for All and How to Achieve It: Citizens, lawyers and the law in the age of human rights.
What is crime against humanity and when should it be investigated? What does 'human rights' mean? Is the law a new religion and are its high priests, the lawyers, really all that bad? What is the role of the law in sexual behaviour?
These and many other crucial questions are explored with wit, panache and consummate even-handedness by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, in the book, which brings together the lectures he delivered as Gresham Professor of Law, 2012-2016.
Drawing on events from around the world and from different periods of history, Sir Geoffrey applies his own personal experience to moral problems which are as pressing in today's anxious world as they ever have been.
Sir Geoffrey Nice QC has practised as a barrister since 1971. He led the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic and much of his work since then has been connected to the International Criminal Court or pro bono for victims' groups.
The book launch will be followed by the quarter finals of the Brunel Law Society's internal debating competition which will address human rights issues and will be judged by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos.
Seats are limited, please RSVP to BiE@brunel.ac.uk