Lord Morris of Aberavon to deliver Youard Lecture at Swansea University
Lord Morris of Aberavon KG, PC, QC, former HM Attorney General and Honorary Fellow of Swansea University, is to deliver the Youard lecture, hosted for the first time by the Hywel Dda Institute at the University’s School of Law, in which he will look at the challenges he faced as Attorney General in Tony Blair’s first administration.
Title: “The Development by Attorney Generals of the Doctrine of Armed Intervention by States, without Security Council Authorisation, to Avert an Overwhelming Human Catastrophe.”
Speaker: Lord Morris of Aberavon KG, PC, QC
Date: Friday 2 December
Venue: Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University
Admission: Free of charge, all welcome
Summary: Lord Morris represented Aberavon as its Labour MP from 1959 and was the longest serving Welsh MP until his retirement in 2001.
During his career he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Transport. He was Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, Secretary of State for Wales and the Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
In the fourth annual Welsh Legal and Social History Society’s Youard Lecture, Lord Morris reflects on his experiences as Attorney General in Tony Blair's first administration in the 1990s, when he was required to advise the government on the legality of its military intervention in the Balkans. Drawing on these first hand experiences, he considers the development of this doctrine of lawful armed intervention to prevent a human catastrophe.
The lecture is chaired Right Hon 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.
Contact details: For more information, please contact Professor Gwyn Parry, Tel: 01792 295126, or email: email@example.com
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