Hamlyn Seminar 2012: The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property

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Hamlyn Seminar 2012: The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property

13 June 2012, 16:00 - 18:00
Professor Jeremy Waldron; Professor Leslie Green; Professor Paul Kelly; Professor James Penner.
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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square


Professor Jeremy Waldron (Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford, University Professor and Professor of Law, New York University) will launch the publication by the Cambridge University Press of his book on ‘The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property'.
Commentators will include:
  • Professor Leslie Green, University of Oxford
  • Professor Paul Kelly, London School of Economics and
  • Professor James Penner, University College, London.
When property rights and environmental legislation clash, what side should the Rule of Law weigh in on? It is from this point that Jeremy Waldron explores the Rule of Law both from an historical perspective – considering the property theory of John Locke – and from the perspective of modern legal controversies. This critical and direct account of the relation between the Rule of Law and the protection of private property criticizes the view – associated with the 'World Bank model' of investor expectations – that a society which fails to protect property rights against legislative restriction is failing to support the Rule of Law. In this book, developed from the 2011 Hamlyn Lectures, Waldron rejects the idea that the Rule of Law privileges property rights over other forms of law and argues instead that the Rule of Law should endorse and applaud the use of legislation to achieve valid social objectives.
This event is free.
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Organised in association with the Hamlyn Trust.  Further information about the Hamlyn Trust is avaialable at: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/hamlyn/