Preserving the Rule of Law in the Commonwealth: the role of the legal community? Fri, 2015-02-27 19:26

On the 17th of February, Professor Peter Slinn gave a talk on the British Commonwealth and the Rule of Law from a practitioner’s perspective. The talk addressed a wide range of critical issues concerning the history and legal significance of the Commonwealth. Discussion extended as far as addressing the relevance of the Commonwealth as a political entity in the modern world. Professor Slinn qualified as a solicitor in 1967, when he began his career as a legal adviser in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He later entered academia, teaching international law at SOAS, University of London. He was Head of the Law Department at SOAS from 1990 to 1994, and was Director of the SOAS MA in International Studies and Diplomacy until 2007. Peter Slinn is currently Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, as well as joint General Editor of the Law Reports of the Commonwealth. He has acted as consultant on constitutional affairs to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Commonwealth Secretariat.