Jack Straw – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities?

Event Date: 16 June 2015

Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London presents:

The 2015 Magna Carta Lecture

The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities?

Since 9/11 there has been much discussion about the perceived ‘competing’ interests of the rule of law and national security. In light of recent events in Syria and Iraq, these issues continue to be highly topical. In this lecture Jack Straw will reflect on his time in government and how the last Labour government sought to ensure the safety of the UK, while also upholding the rule of the law. He will then consider recent developments, post the 2010 election, and whether the balance of these two factors has shifted in recent years.

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