ACADEMIC DIRECTORS: PROFESSOR ROGER MASTERMAN, DR HELENE TYRRELL, PROFESSOR MERRIS AMOS

INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES LONDON

Almost all states have some form of a bill of rights in their national legal system. Whilst specific content will vary, most cover many of the same issues such as the procedure for amendment, links with international law and institutions, and the status of the bill of rights in relation to other laws. The purpose of the WG Hart Workshop 2018 is to fill a significant gap in practice and scholarship and make an original contribution to current debates by bringing together scholars to discuss the construction and content of an effective 21st century bill of rights

Alongside keynote addresses, 12 panels will address a number of the most important questions any state concluding, or revising, a bill of rights should address. These questions encompass issues relating to the process of adoption, content and institutional position of a bill of rights, as well as the relationships between the various governmental, non-governmental and international actors conditioned by the bill of rights.