Video footage and an audio recording of our panel debate on the checks and balances required for defending democracy today
On Monday 30 September 2019, we hosted a panel debate on checks and balances required for maintaining democracy and the rule of law with two distinguished panellists:
Challenges and opportunities
Drawing on experience from the US and the UK, our panellists addressed the following issues:
What are the key challenges and opportunities for the rule of law in contemporary democratic societies?
Does the UK ultimately need a written Constitution, in order to guarantee an effective system of checks and balances?
What are the key challenges facing democratic institutions as they seek to balance executive powers with a constitutional order based on precedent?
The panel discussion was followed by questions from our invited live audience of local students, academics and specialists in the field.
This event was streamed live to a public audience online.