16th May 2005




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 Hull Academy professorial lecture on Wednesday (18th May) Professor Richard Stone, Head of Law at 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 will deliver his lecture ‘Homes, Castles and Human Rights’ at 6pm on Wednesday in the Saville Lecture Theatre, Derek Crothall Building, George Street.


“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.”


Richard Stone studied law at the Universities of Southampton and Hull and was formerly Dean of Law at the University of Leicester, Dean of Nottingham Law School and Principal of the Inns of Court School of Law.


The talk will be preceded at 5.30pm by refreshments and followed at 7.20pm by wine and a buffet.


Admission is free, members of the public are welcome to attend and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.


To book a place at this free event contact Rebecca Platt on Hull (01482) 311702 or email rplatt@lincoln.ac.uk.



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