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Patrick McAuslan Lecture 2017 from Justice D Moseneke
Fri 20 January 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
Rule of Law, Social Justice and Education – the crisis of the social transition from apartheid to democracy
2017 marks 25 years since the establishment of the Birkbeck School of Law, an institution with a mission to combine excellence in teaching and research, with access to education. To mark this milestone the School’s Annual Patrick MacAuslan Lecture on January 20th 2017 will be given by the eminent South African judge Dikgang Moseneke. Judge Moseneke will lecture on Rule of Law, Social Justice and Education – the crisis of the social transition from apartheid to democracy.
Judge Moseneke is distinguished for his commitment to the rule of law, social justice, democracy and accessible education. The judge's link to access to education is poignant. He was educated while serving a prison sentence on Robben Island, together with his friend Nelson Mandela, for opposing Apartheid. Judge Moseneke has served in South Africa’s Constitutional Court, both as the Court's Deputy Chief Justice and Acting Chief Justice.