6th April 2004




English law has long recognised the idea of the ‘home’ as a space justifying special protection – the individual’s ‘castle’ – with relevant decisions of the courts dating back to at least the 17th century.


In his Lincoln Academy inaugural lecture later this month Professor Richard Stone of the University of Lincoln will discuss the extent to which English law continues to recognise the ‘home’ as a space of particular value.


Professor Stone, who is Head of Law at the university, will deliver his lecture ‘Homes, Castles and Human Rights’ on Tuesday 27th April 2004.


“It raises the question whether the appropriate balance has been reached between the conflicting demands of public and private rights,” says Professor Stone.


“In particular, it analyses whether the principles to be found in Article 8 of the European Convention and its associated case law, are sufficient to provide protection for an individual’s private space.”


The talk will be given at 6pm in AR0107 Lecture Theatre, Lincoln School of Architecture, at the Brayford Pool campus, and members of the public are welcome to attend.


If you would like to attend contact Faith Cobaine on Lincoln 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk including the names of those who wish to attend.


For more information contact: Laura Preece, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 Email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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