Monday, 7 July 2008 - 1:00am


Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

6.00 pm, Monday 7 July

Paepcke Theatre, The Aspen Institute, Colorado

Professor AWB Simpson, University of Michigan

Aspen Lecture: Detention without Trial
This lecture gives an account of the response of the courts to detention without trial during World War II, in which they largely abandoned any role in protecting civil liberty.

The European Human Rights Act of 1998 has radically altered this position, though the inherent problems involved when regular courts monitor the activities of security services in times of crisis persist today.

Listen to the lecture
(57 minutes)

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