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Launch Event: Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers

Date: Date to be confirmed

Time: TBC
Followed by a Reception

Venue: Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, LONDON, SW1Y 5AA

Event Details

This event will mark the launch of  the Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers.

The Commission is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Jack Beatson FBA and supported by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. It has reviewed the UK's public health legislative framework and institutional arrangements, alongside Government decision-making during the Covid-19 pandemic, to consider how far legal frameworks and parliamentary procedures in the UK protect the Rule of Law and human rights, and promote accountability, transparency and parliamentary control of executive action. It has explored these issues in the context of the need to secure timely and effective public health outcomes.


4pm Welcome
Dr Hannah White OBE, Commissioner and Director, Institute for Government

4.05pm Opening Remarks
Rt. Hon. Sir Jack Beatson FBA, Chair of the Commission

4.30pm International Comparators
Dr Joelle Grogan, Commissioner and UK in a Changing Europe

4.40pm Legislative Options
Adam Wagner, Commissioner and Doughty Street Chambers

4.50pm Parliamentary Oversight
Dr Ruth Fox, Commissioner and Hansard Society,

5pm Q&A

This event is convened by Lucy Moxham and Katie Lines of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Pricing and Registration

This event will be open to invited guests only.  

The original date for this event has been postponed and a new date will be announced shortly.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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