Cumberland Lodge is extending an open invitation to post-graduate students and young professionals (preferred age range 20-40 years) to attend a weekend conference on Security and civil liberties: losses and gains in our changing society. 2-4 June 2006 Amongst others, confirmed speakers include: Rt Hon David Blunkett, MP, Sir Michael Howard, OM,(Emeritus Professor of Modern History), The Rt Hon The Lord Scott of Foscote (Law Lord), James Welch (Liberty), Fuad Nahdi(Q-news), Martin Kettle (Guardian Columnist). The events of September 11 and July 7 have justified a range of measures giving law enforcement agencies more power to respond to the threat of terrorism, and a recent survey found that 73% of Britons support the principle of less liberty for greater security. At this conference leading politicians, lawyers, historians, philosophers and activists will examine the assumption that greater security is promoted by a trade off with civil liberty.
The Bar Council has agreed that attending this conference is worth 9.5CPD hours. The subsidised conference fee is £50 for the weekend which includes award-winning food and accommodation. For more information contact Janis Reeves.
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