Lord Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture
(30 October 2002)
The Lord Chancellor, The Rt Hon the Lord Irvine of Lairg will be at the University of Durham at 5.30 p.m. this Friday 1 November to present the first in a series of annual lectures on the theme of human rights to be known as The Irvine Human Rights Lectures.
Hosted by the University’s Human Rights Centre, the lecture is entitled The Human Rights Act Two Years On: An Analyis, and will be presented to an invited audience of staff, students and guests from the wider community.
University of Durham, Vice-Chancellor, Sir Kenneth Calman said : “This is an historic day for the University as it marks the first visit by a Lord Chancellor. To celebrate the occasion, we are delighted that the Lord Chancellor has permitted us to name the annual lecture series after him.”
Set up in October 2001, the Durham Human Rights Centre co-ordinates research interests and activities of members of the Law Department across the whole field of the law of human rights. More than half the staff in the Department are engaged in such research and have produced books and articles arising from it. Areas include the international law of human rights, regional systems such as those of the Council of Europe and the European Union, and the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in this country.