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Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates
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Constitution in Crisis hits the bookshelves, and MPs' desks, this week!
11 October 2017
FLJS is proud to announce the publication of Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates, a volume of short essays that brings together 25 prominent intellectuals to grapple with the Brexit conundrum. The book is published by I.B.Tauris and emerged from the Putney Debates 2017, a landmark event held at St Mary's Church, Putney in February this year at which over 500 people debated the future of the UK Constitution in the wake of the EU referendum.
FLJS Researchers launch Oxford One Belt One Road Programme to study New Silk Road
19 September 2017
FLJS Programme Director and Research Fellow Professor Denis Galligan and Dr Ying Yu opened the One Belt One Road Summit to launch the University of Oxford One Belt One Road Programme to an audience of over 100 delegates at the Oxford Law Faculty last week.
FLJS Research Fellow speaks to Global Times about upcoming 'Silk Road' Summit
23 August 2017
Earlier this month, FLJS Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Oxford University One Belt One Road Programme Dr Ying Yu spoke to the The Global Times UK Bureau about the upcoming First Belt Road Initiative Summit, an international conference to be held in Oxford on 13-14 September to examine China's plans for a new Silk Road.
Prof Chris Hodges delivers opening Keynote at UN Intergovernmental meeting on Consumer Protection
01 August 2017
On 3-4 July, Professor Christopher Hodges of the Oxford Faculty of Law and Board member of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society delivered the Keynote speech to open a United Nations Conference on Consumer Protection in Geneva, Switzerland.
Oxford Professor announces Government-backed proposals for a “transformative” approach to business ethics and regulation
02 June 2017
On 31 May, Oxford Professor of Justice Systems Chris Hodges delivered the third FLJS Max Watson Annual Lecture by announcing his Cabinet Office endorsed proposals to transform business ethics through a trust-based approach to regulation.
International lawyer tells inside story of fight for justice for victims of Libya’s forgotten terror attack
30 May 2017
Last week, the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society welcomed international lawyer Stuart H Newberger to Wolfson College to discuss his book The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice, which tells the story of his fight for justice for the 170 forgotten victims of UTA Flight 772, which Colonel Gaddafi brought down in one of the deadliest terror attacks in history, just months after the infamous Lockerbie disaster.
Leading political writer Timothy Garton Ash presents his ten principles for “robust civility” in a digital age
18 May 2017
Oxford Professor of European Studies Timothy Garton Ash presented his ten principles to help navigate the promise and perils of the digital age at Wolfson College earlier this week, at a lecture organized by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy.
FLJS partners with Centre for Turkish Studies to debate President Erdoğan's "high-stakes gamble" constitutional referendum
18 April 2017
Last week, we partnered with the Centre for Turkish Studies (CEFTUS) to convene a forum to discuss the constitutional referendum in Turkey that would decide far-reaching reforms to the constitution and consolidate President Erdoğan’s hold on power.
International lawyer Philippe Sands QC delivers moving account of origins of human rights movement
07 March 2017
Philippe Sands QC gave a moving account of the origins of the human rights movement last week, told through the lens of his own family history, in a thought-provoking and deeply affecting discussion of his award-winning memoir East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes against Humanity’.
Over 500 attend Putney Debates 2017 to debate UK’s constitutional future
17 February 2017
Over 500 people attended the Putney Debates 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Putney, and over 1,500 more watched online, in what has come to be regarded as a significant milestone of public engagement in the ongoing debate over the UK’s constitutional future.
The Putney Debates 2017: Watch Live from 2pm on 2nd Feb!
01 February 2017
With less than 24 hours to go to our re-staging of the historic Putney Debates, we are pleased to announce that the debates will be filmed and streamed lived to a worldwide audience.
AC Grayling, Article 50 lawyer Rob Murray, Joshua Rozenberg, and Will Hutton head Putney Debates 2017
18 January 2017
With two weeks to go to our restaging of the historic Putney Debates, we are pleased to announce the full line-up and programme details. The Debates will be chaired by the UK's leading legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg, Cambridge philosopher and Cross-bench Peer Baroness Onora O'Neill, and Oxford constitutional law experts Professors Paul Craig and Denis Galligan, who will preside over four panels of over 30 prominent figures from the law, politics, and civil society.
Professor Denis Galligan invokes spirit of Putney Debates to confront constitutional challenges triggered by Brexit
14 December 2016
Professor Denis Galligan of the University of Oxford Law Faculty challenged some widely held myths at play in the ongoing constitutional crisis triggered by Brexit in his lecture at Wolfson College last week.
Employment law expert calls for new strategy to combat modern slavery, in latest Policy Briefing
24 October 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest policy brief, in which employment law expert Professor Judy Fudge argues that the government’s policy on modern slavery has ‘backfired’ and that a new, centralized labour inspectorate must be established to tackle the problem. Professor Fudge claims that, instead of offering migrant domestic workers greater protections, changes to the visa system have made it more difficult for them to stay and work in the UK, and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by their employers.
Distinguished Professor draws fine line for judicial decision-making on free speech
14 October 2016
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Dan Robinson outlined a narrow path for judges to negotiate in their decision-making on cases of free speech, in his lecture at Wolfson College last night on the history of free speech from Locke to the First Amendment.
New research into concept of Ethical Business Regulation endorsed by UK Government Review
16 September 2016
Research by FLJS Board Member and Professor of Civil Justice Systems Chris Hodges has today been published in an FLJS Policy Brief that develops the emerging concept of Ethical Business Regulation (EBR) currently being adopted by the UK Government.
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