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Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Brexit and the Legal Idea of Sovereignty

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, Raum 213


A talk by David Dyzenhaus (Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)

Dyzenhaus will discuss the ideas of sovereignty at play in both the Brexit debate and the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court. His discussion will draw on the Weimar-era debate between Kelsen, Heller and Schmitt to illustrate the divisions in the UK.

David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African Law in the Perspective of Legal Philosophy (now in its second edition), Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar, and Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. He has edited and co-edited several collections of essays. 

Part of the Lecture Series on Popular Sovereignty organized by Bard College Berlin and the Law and Society Institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with the support of the American Social Science Research Council

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Date & time: Thursday, October 31, from 6:15pm
Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Juristische Fakultät, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, Raum 213
Admission free

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, Raum 213

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