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«The rule of law in Europe:
friend or foe of democracy?»


The Megaron Plus and the London School of Economics and Political Science
In collaboration with the Hellenic Alumni Association of the London School of Economics and the LSE Hellenic Observatory

Conor Gearty, Professor of human rights law and Director of LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs
Nikos Alivizatos, Professor of Constitutional Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Co-ordinator: Kevin Featherstone, FAcSS. Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director, Hellenic Observatory.

With the events in Greece seeming to provide yet another demonstration that the European project has entered a post-democratic phase, Professor Gearty's lecture addresses the role of law in this fast-emerging new European order.  Is it the handmaiden of austerity or a champion of old-style democracy? Whose side is law on? Does law matter?

In English with simultaneous translation