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Annual Grotius Lecture 2015 Squaring the Circle? Fighting Terrorism whilst Respecting Fundamental Rights

Date: 26th March 2015

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, LONDON, WC2A 1PL

Event Details

Time: 17:30-18:30

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Distinguished speaker, Eleanor Sharpston QC, will deliver the Lecture on the subject "Squaring the Circle? Fighting Terrorism whilst Respecting Fundamental Rights". The Lecture will be chaired by Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC, President of BIICL, and former President, International Court of Justice.

Eleanor Sharpston QC has been Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union since 2006. After serving as a référendaire (judicial assistant) to Advocate General, subsequently Judge, Sir Gordon Slynn, she taught and researched what was then EC law, together with comparative law, at University College London and then at King's College Cambridge. In parallel, she pursued a career at the Bar specialising in EC law and the ECHR, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 1999. She has published widely on European Union law and comparative law.

The Lecture aims to be both enriching and thought-provoking. It will be of great interest to barristers, solicitors, judges, arbitrators, government officials, intergovernmental officials, academics, students and all with an interest in European law.

There will be a drinks reception and networking after the Lecture, followed by the Annual Grotius Dinner

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Pricing and Registration


The Lecture is free to all BIICL members, at all levels. Advance registration is essential in order to secure a seat.


  • Individual - £35
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15

Joint Booking Discount

Non-members registering for both the Lecture and Annual Grotius Dinner will receive a £10 discount.

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