The Auckland Law School is proud to present a public lecture by the 2017 Hood Fellow, Professor Keith Syrett.
The UK’s political constitution: not dead yet
JAG Griffith’s famous argument that the UK possesses a “political constitution”has been seriously criticised over the past three decades. Yet the view that legal constitutionalism has taken hold in the UK now looks questionable in light of its current constitutional upheavals. In this lecture, Professor Syrett will explore the implications of recent events for
the relationship between politics and law in the UK constitution, and consider its possible future trajectory.
Professor Keith Syrett is Professor of Public Health Law at the School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. He has taught at a number of universities in the UK, Europe and North America, including on the Medical Law and Ethics module of the BA and BCL programmes at Oxford University. He is a world leading expert and an acclaimed scholar in Public Health Law, the Regulation of Healthcare Rationing, Global Health Justice, Public Law and Human Rights.
Professor Syrett is author of two leading texts on constitutional law in the UK, “The Foundations of Public Law” (2014) and “Constitutional and Administrative Law”, with John Alder (11th ed., 2017). His other research interests lie at the intersection of health policy, bioethics, politics and law. He is a globally-leading scholar on decision-making on the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, and the law’s response to this. This was the subject of his book, Law, Legitimacy and the Rationing of Health Care (2007).