This week’s event announcements include:
- Conference announcement: ‘Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory’, 12 November 2015
- Seminar reminder: ‘The Formation of a Constitutional Tradition in Continental Europe since World War II’, 18 November 2015
Conference: ‘Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory’
Thursday 12 November 2015
The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was created on 8 November 1965 by excising the Chagos Islands from the colony of Mauritius and three atolls from the Seychelles. The partitioning of Mauritius on the eve of independence; the involuntary displacement of the Chagos Islanders (pursuant to the construction of a US naval facility on Diego Garcia); and their subsequent chronic impoverishment in Mauritius has remained highly controversial. The marking of fifty years since the BIOT was constituted provides scholars and practitioners with a timely opportunity to reflect upon a range of legal issues which continue to affect the BIOT and to evaluate ways in which they might be resolved.
The UK Constitutional Law Association and the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
INVITATION TO AN EVENING SEMINAR
FOR UKCLA MEMBERS
18 NOVEMBER 2015
SHERRARD ROOM, MIDDLE TEMPLE
Speaker: Professor Cesare Pinelli
Cesare Pinelli is one of Italy’s most eminent comparative public lawyers and is full Professor of Public Law at “La Sapienza” University, Rome.
The Formation of a Constitutional Tradition
in Continental Europe since World War II
Reply: The Right Honourable the Lord Carnwath, Justice of the UK Supreme Court
The presentations and subsequent discussion from the floor will be followed by a reception from 7.30pm to 8pm.
Limited places available. RSVP essential by email to Professor Peter Leyland at firstname.lastname@example.org