March 28, 2017
Tomorrow, March 29: “Is there public reason in Strasbourg human rights analysis?”
“Is there public reason in Strasbourg human rights analysis?”
A talk by Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney Law School
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please join us for a talk by Wojciech Sadurski, Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School, who will explore whether analysis by the European Court of Human Rights of permissible limitations on protected rights can be interpreted as consistent with the liberal ideal of public reason. He will examine the Court’s acceptance of asserted “legitimate goals” at face value, the application of the “necessity” requirement in a manner that makes it difficult to discern true legislative aims, and the puzzling case of “protection of morals” as a legitimate ground for the restriction of rights.