The Courts: Friend or Foe?

The Putney Debates 2019 chaired by Joshua Rozenberg and Professor Denis Galligan

Since the EU Referendum, the courts have been called upon time and again to make politically charged judgments to break the constitutional impasse. They have been branded 'Enemies of the People' and fêted as defenders of centuries-old constitutional principles in equal measure.

Now, as the UK approaches the most significant change to its constitutional settlement for decades, the Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society revisits for the third time the historic Putney Debates, to ask: What role do we want for our judges in the 21st Century?

The 2019 Putney Debates will be chaired by the renowned legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg and the founder of the New Putney Debates Professor Denis Galligan.

Join us as we revisit this landmark debate on the nature and terms of the UK’s democratic future.

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February 1, 2019

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