Monthly Archives: March 2011

Invitation to the annual ‘Public Law’ Law Lecture 2011 (next Thursday)

Members and friends of the UK CLG are invited to attend the 2011 Public Law Lecture.

‘Governing under the Human Rights Act: The Limitations of Wishful Thinking’
by Professor Janet Hiebert

(Professor of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada).

Thursday 31 March 2011
6-7 pm

University of Westminster
Regent Street Campus
Fyvie Hall
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW (clik here for a map)

RSVP to Professor Danny Nicol nicold@wmin.ac.uk

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Perfect Paper: the Search for Constitutionalism in Thailand 4th May 2011

The UK Constitutional Law Group in association with London Metropolitan University is holding a panel discussion event
Wednesday 4th May 2011 at 6pm
London Metropolitan University (City Campus) 16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP
(click here for a map)

Anyone interested welcome RSVP by 15 April: email J.Hannah@londonmet.ac.uk.

The discussion will be chaired by Mr Justice Bean with contributions from Professor Peter Leyland, Professor Andrew Harding and Professor Duncan McCargo. The event marks the publication of Leyland and Harding’s The Constitutional System of Thailand: A Contextual Analysis. This study assesses the attempt to establish a modern system of democratic government in Thailand against the background of Thai politics and culture. Since 1932, when it became a constitutional monarchy, Thailand has been through 18 constitutions with repeated fluctuations between military rule and elected government. The book is highly topical since it appears at a time of considerable uncertainty over the nation’s political and constitutional direction and it also coincides with an election year. The event also celebrates the “Constitutional Systems of the World” series by Hart Publishing. A reception follows.

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