Events

If you wish to attend any of our events please get in touch with our events team at events@policyexchange.org.uk.

Alternatively, our events are all filmed and can be watched online. Click the individual events below to see the videos.

Judicial Power Project Events


  • Thursday, 1 February, 2018
    18:00 - 19:30

In his new study for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, Sir Noel Malcolm considers European Human Rights law and finds it wanting. This event will address Sir Noel’s critique of European Human Rights law – and his robust conclusion that the UK ought to withdraw from the Convention. Above all it will examine his new approach to the nature of human rights and the place they ought to have in our constitution.

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Policy Exchange, 6th Floor, 8 – 10 Great George St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AE


  • Tuesday, 23 January, 2018
    13:00 - 14:00

The expansion of judicial power has gone hand-in-hand with a greater emphasis on judicial independence. The more that judges hold those who exercise political power to account, the greater the emphasis placed on ensuring that judges are equipped—individually and institutionally—to resolve politically sensitive disputes impartially, according to law and free from improper pressure. But there is a risk that the notion of judicial independence will become inflated, squeezing out for example legitimate political criticism of judicial decisions. This seminar explores the definition and proper limits of judicial independence. 

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Policy Exchange, 6th Floor, 8 – 10 Great George St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AE


  • Monday, 22 January, 2018
    18:30 - 19:30

This lecture examines recognised or potential spheres of state activity traditionally thought beyond the scope of judicial review, whether by virtue of their character or historical antecedents. This includes the conduct of foreign affairs, economic policy, and the prerogatives of Parliament to punish contempt and to impose sanctions on its members. The lecture reflects on these three spheres in light of the steady growth of the domain claimed for judicial review.

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Policy Exchange, 6th Floor, 8 – 10 Great George St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AE

Criticism and Accountability in Judging

Criticism and Accountability in Judging

Nov 28, 2016

This event was held at Policy Exchange on Monday 28 November, and featured Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead, Rt Hon Lord Howard of Lympne, Charles Moore, Joshua Rosenberg, and Professor Graham Gee

Brexit and Judicial Power

Brexit and Judicial Power

Jul 21, 2016

Policy Exchange hosts Dr Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China and to the World Trade Organisation, to discuss how a post-Brexit UK can negotiate trade deals around world.

Judging the Public Interest: The Rule of Law vs. the Rule of Courts

Judging the Public Interest: The Rule of Law vs. the Rule of Courts

Dec 3, 2015

Policy Exchange was to host the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling; Lord Hoffmann, former Law Lord; and Lord Justice Bean to discuss Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project’s new report Judging the Public Interest. The discussion was chaired by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, and also included the report authors Professor Christopher Forsyth and Professor Richard Ekins.

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