Sir Terence Etherton on "The Universality of the Rule of Law as an International Standard."
On Monday, April 9th, the Law Faculty hosted the Lionel Cohen Annual Lecture.
This year, we were honored to host The Right Honorable Sir Terence Etherton, who serves as the Master of the Rolls, the Head of Civil Justice and the second most senior judge (after the Lord Chief Justice) in England and Wales. The subject of Sir Etherton's lecture was "The Universality of the Rule of Law as an International Standard".
The lecture addressed the global importance and implications of the rule of law, addressing how to promote the inherently desirable qualities of legal rules which govern our lives and the importance of access to justice in enforcing those rules.
The festive event, which has been held annually since 1953, was attended by a long list of distinguished guests, faculty members, students and representatives of the legal system in Israel and the UK. The British Ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, opened the lecture with greetings and complimented Israeli academia in general and to the Hebrew University and the Faculty of Law in particular.
At the beginning of the evening, the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Michael Karayanni, awarded the prize for The Lionel Cohen Lecture's essay contest to Uriel Harlap and Matanya Rozin.
The winners were presented to the guest speaker and were invited to attend the festive dinner in honor of Sir Etherton together with senior members of the legal community in Israel and England.