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The Putney Debates 2019  The Courts: Friend or Foe?

Session I: What Is Judicial Independence and Why Is It Important? 

4.006.00pm, Wednesday 13th March

Chair: Joshua Rozenberg, renowned legal commentator

Panellists:

Robert J Sharpe, Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Catherine BarnardProfessor in European Union Law and Employment Law, Cambridge

Linda Mulcahy, Director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

John W Adams, Adjunct Professor in Political Science, Rutgers University

Mark Knights, Professor of History, University of Warwick

Denis GalliganOxford Socio-Legal Professor and Putney Debates convenor

 

Commentators:

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji CBE, philosopher and historian of Ancient philosophy

John Howell, financial market, regulatory, and risk analyst

Ivo Gruev, MSt, MJur (Oxon)Convenor, Oxford Transitional Justice Research 

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Session II: Is Judicial Independence Under Attack? If So, How - and Why?

1.303.30pm, Thursday 14th March

Chair: Denis GalliganOxford Socio-Legal Professor and Putney Debates convenor

Panellists:

Ezequiel Gonzalez OcantosAssociate Professor in Politics & International Relations, Oxford

Joshua Rozenberg, renowned legal commentator

Katarína Šipulová, Senior Researcher, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Brno

Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Daniel Smilov, Political Scientist, and Programme Director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Amir Paz-Fuchs, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex

 

Commentators:

John W Adams, Adjunct Professor in Political Science, Rutgers University

Nick Friedman, Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellow in Law, Oxford

Frank VibertSenior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, formerly UN and World Bank

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Session III: How Can We Defend Judicial Independence?  

4.306.30pm, Thursday 14th March

Chair: Joshua Rozenberg, renowned legal commentator

Panellists include:

Frank VibertSenior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, formerly UN and World Bank

Nick Friedman, Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellow in Law, Oxford

Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE, the all-party law reform and human rights organization

Alison Pickup, Barrister & Legal Director, Public Law Project 

Paul Magrath, Barrister & Head of Product Development, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

Graham Gee, Professor of Public Law, University of Sheffield

 

Commentators:

Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Katarína Šipulová, Senior Researcher, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Brno

Ezequiel Gonzalez OcantosAssociate Professor in Politics & International Relations, Oxford

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