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Monday, 28 May 2012

'Deporting Abu Qatada: the European Court of Human Rights, and Governments': David FeldmanThe Faculty is launching a new collection of short videos entitled 'Law in Focus'. Law in Focus is a series of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. These issues are examples of the many which challenge researchers and students studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the Faculty.  Law in Focus is available on YouTube, or to subscribe to in iTunes U.

There has recently been a great deal of controversy surrounding judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to the attempted deportation to Jordan of radical cleric Abu Qatada, and the decision to oblige the UK to give convicted prisoners the right to vote.  In the first video in the series, Professor David Feldman discusses the judgements of the European Court, and the corresponding actions by UK courts and the UK Government.

Professor Feldman is Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, and Fellow of the British Academy. He has acted as advisor to a number of Government Joint Select Committees, and was Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2002-10. For more information about Professor Feldman, please refer to his staff profile.

Other collections of video and audio recordings from the Faculty of Law are available at Lectures at Law.


Law in Focus on YouTube

Law in Focus on iTunes U