The first conference in the British Academy's 2018 programme explored the question of challenges to judicial independence in times of crisis. The conference was co-convened by BiE's director, Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Goldsmiths) and Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees (Swansea University). In the video published here, the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cmwgiedd, and Justice at the UK Supreme Court, Lord Kerr, along with Prof Kate Malleson (QMU), offer analysis on the topic.
The conference was inspired by attacks at the British judiciary by the press, in the context of Brexit and the "Miller" judgment, but also had a strong international and interdisciplinary dimension.
Other speakers included:
Dr Daniel Aguirre, University of Greenwich
Professor Ilias G. Anagnostopoulos, Athens Law School
Professor Vian Bakir, Bangor University
Dr Moa Bladini, University of Gothenburg
M Guy Canivet, former President, Cour de Cassation
Dame Sue Carr, Presiding Judge of the Midland Circuit
Professor Fiona De Londras, University of Birmingham
Professor Martina Feilzer, Bangor University Professor
John Jackson, University of Nottingham
Professor Kate Malleson, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Raphaële Parizot, Université Paris-Nanterre
His Honour Jeremy Roberts QC, The Parole Board for England and Wales
Professor Julian Petley, Brunel University London
Sir Konrad Schiemman, Court of Justice of the European Union
Dr Stephen Skinner, University of Exeter Professor
David Sklansky, Stanford Law School
For more information on the conference see the British Academy webpage.