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The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Umut Turksen: Resilient rule of law in the contemporary world

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Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Umut Turksen: Resilient rule of law in the contemporary world

Join us for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Umut Turksen

We are faced with enormous challenges, as advancement and dual use of technology, mass forced migration, economic crisis, radicalism and terrorism, and environmental degradation put pressure on the rule of law in virtually all countries. How can we make the rule of law more resilient to respond to these changes? What are the elements of the rule of law that can help us to respond to these challenges effectively? Can legal research provide any solutions to these challenges?

The rule of law has been a subject of debate from the drafting of the Magna Carta to more recent developments (e.g. Brexit). It is seen as an indispensable enabler for both liberation and protection. The rule of law, as Professor Umut Turksen advocates it, consists of inter alia legitimacy, independent judiciary, and equality before the law, legal certainty, effective legal remedy and continuous assessment of the quality of the legal norms.

Beginning with the early stages of his research, Professor Turksen will go through his academic journey, which spans from researching counter-terrorism measures after 9/11 and their impact on protection seekers to energy trade and security and dispute settlement in international trade. All of these subject areas have been informed and glued by application of the principles of rule of law.

Professor Turksen's conclusion is that we live in an interconnected world, in which we have to work on a common understanding of the rule of law and ensure it is practiced in all aspects of our lives, be it governance, education, business and science.

Drinks Reception from 7.30pm

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Contact: Rebecca Deller
Tel: 02084175265
Email: R.Deller@kingston.ac.uk

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