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Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

John Dyson, Dinah Rose QC, Philippe Sands, Joshua Rozenberg

Jewish Book Week 2020

Sun 8 Mar
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Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

John Dyson, Dinah Rose QC, Philippe Sands, Joshua Rozenberg

Jewish Book Week 2020

Joshua Rozenberg chair
John Dyson speaker
Dinah Rose QC speaker
Philippe Sands speaker

This event is sold out, a live relay event is taking place in Battlebridge Room.

Do judges use the power of the state for the good of the nation? Or do they create new laws in line with their personal views? When newspapers reported a court ruling on Brexit, senior judges were shocked to see themselves condemned as enemies of the people.

But, faced with dreadful legal and moral dilemmas, judges cannot avoid hard choices.

Our panel, former Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls John Dyson, Barrister Dinah Rose, Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at UCL discuss, chaired by author and Britain’s best-known commentator on the law, Joshua Rozenberg.


Lord John Dyson was a Justice of the UK Supreme Court from 2010 until 2012 and the Master of the Rolls and Head of the Civil Justice System in England and Wales from 2012 until 2016.

Dinah Rose QC has practised as a barrister for 30 years. Her areas of specialism include human rights, discrimination, public law, and competition law. She was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at UCL and a practising barrister. His book, East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, won the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Joshua Rozenberg QC was the BBC‘s legal correspondent for 15 years before moving to newspapers. He now presents BBC Radio 4‘s Law in Action and appears regularly on other news networks in the UK and abroad.

In association with Jewish Renaissance

Date & start time:Sun 8 Mar – 11am
Venue:Hall One

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