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Lord Morris shares key insights in Youard Lecture

Lord Morris of Aberavon KG, PC, QC, former HM Attorney General and Honorary Fellow of Swansea University, delivered the Youard lecture in Welsh Social and Legal History on 2nd December 2011. The lecture was hosted by the Hywel Dda Institute in association with the Welsh Legal History Society. Lord Morris’s lecture, which was entitled “The Development by Attorney Generals of the Doctrine of Armed Intervention by States, without Security Council Authorisation, to Avert an Overwhelming Human Catastrophe”, contained personal reflections on the legal challenges he faced as Attorney General in Tony Blair’s first administration. In what was a fascinating and authoritative lecture, he outlined some of the legal complexities that arose in the context of government foreign policy in the Balkans. The lecture was chaired by Lord Justice Thomas PC (President of the Welsh Legal History Society, President of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, and Honorary Fellow of Swansea University). Speaking after the lecture, Professor Gwyn Parry, Director of the Hywel Dda Institute said, “we have been most fortunate to welcome a Welsh lawyer of great distinction to share his experiences and insights as legal advisor at the heart of government in what was a pivotal moment in recent history.”  

Hywel Dda 2nd Lecture