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Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Creative Commons From Conditionality to Disconnection-The Ambivalent Relationship between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the Field of Criminal Justice Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Valsamis Mitsilegas 17 Jan 2012
102 Creative Commons Hard Law, Soft Law and the Politics of Standards: Regulating Political Parties in Europe Dr Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia, gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Daniel Smilov 17 Jan 2012
103 Creative Commons The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: From Standard-Setting to Standard-Implementation Professor Rainer Hoffmann, University of Frankfurt gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Rainer Hoffmann 17 Jan 2012
104 Creative Commons The Council of Europe and the death penalty: intergovernmental legitimation as enabling and constraining Dr Kundai Sithole, Oxford, gives the seventh talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Kundai Sithole 17 Jan 2012
105 Creative Commons Sixty Years of Normative Production in the Council of Europe: The Legal Nature, Elaboration, Challenges and Trends of the CoE Conventions Manuel Lezertua, Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law (Jurisconsult), Council of Europe: gives the sixth talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Manuel Lezertua 17 Jan 2012
106 Creative Commons Explaining the Momentum behind the Council of Europe's Norm Entrepreneurship Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, Oxford, gives the fifth talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Gwendolyn Sasse 17 Jan 2012
107 Creative Commons War, Law and the Cold War: Making the European Convention on Human Rights Professor Anne Deighton (Oxford) gives the fourth talk in The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Anne Deighton 17 Jan 2012
108 Creative Commons Where do norms come from? Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece (LSE) gives the second talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. Jennifer Jackson-Preece 17 Jan 2012
109 Creative Commons Norm Entrepreneurship - Theoretical and Methodological Challenges Professor Jeffrey Checkel (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver), gives the first talk in The Evolution of International Norms and 'Norm Entrepreneurship' The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective workshop. Jeffrey Checkel 17 Jan 2012
110 The Indirect Origins of the Judicial Constitution: 2011 Annual Lecture in Law and Society In this Annual Lecture, Oxford Professor of Socio-Legal Studies Denis Galligan presents a number of illuminating constitutional snapshots from the last 300 years to explore the limits of representative democracy. Denis Galligan 20 Jun 2011
111 The Role of Courts in a Democracy: Debate A panel of leading academics, judges, and policymakers debate the growing trend towards the judicialization of politics, in which judges are increasingly implicated in settling policy disputes, especially in the context of constitutional rights. Charles Clarke, Lord Justice Jacob, Richard Bellamy, Philip Sales 18 Apr 2011
112 The History of Modern Constitutionalism This lecture establishes the ten essentials of modern constitutionalism, as first developed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776. Horst Dipple 22 Nov 2010
113 Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl explores the strengths and weaknesses of studying comparatively the socio-political foundations of constitutions and constitutional institutions worldwide. Ran Hirschl 24 May 2010
114 FLJS part 6: Laws in times of peace and war Aharon Barak answers a question from Guardian Legal Affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch on the difference between protecting human rights and concerns of governments in power in war. Part 6 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak, Afua Hirsch 24 Jul 2009
115 FLJS part 5: Closing Remarks: Cases of Family Reunification and use of torture Aharon Barak talks about the implications for human rights law of Israel barring family reunification between Palestinian and Israeli citizens. Part 5 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
116 FLJS part 4: The Relationship between Political and Judicial Branches Aharon Barak discusses how the political and judicial branches of government balance their sometimes conflicting interests with the rights of the citizens. Part 4 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
117 FLJS part 3: Criticisms and Answers: Proportionality vs. Strict Scrutiny Aharon Barak talks about the need for proportionality within human rights law as a means for protecting it against other considerations. Part 3 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
118 FLJS part 2: Freedom of Speech Aharon Barak discusses the idea of Freedom of Speech and asks whether it is right to limit this freedom to protect against hate speech. Part 2 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
119 FLJS part 1: Human Rights Aharon Barak talks about human rights and the limitations imposed on them that are necessary for society to preserve itself. Part 1 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
120 2009 Annual Lecture: Human rights and their limitations: the role of proportionality The former President of the Israeli Supreme Court Aharon Barak addresses the appropriate balance between security and the safeguarding of human rights. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
121 Human Rights and their Limitations: The Role of Proportionality The former President of the Israeli Supreme Court Aharon Barak addresses the appropriate balance between security and the safeguarding of human rights. Aharon Barak 05 Jun 2009
122 Equality in an Era of Responsibility John Roemer, Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University, explores the historical formulations of responsibility in egalitarian theory, and argues for a more direct and non-contractarian approach to its integration. John Roemer 30 Apr 2009
123 Justice after Atrocity: A Cosmopolitan Pluralist Approach Why do ordinary people perpetrate genocide and crimes against humanity? How can these perpetrators be held accountable? Are international prosecutions effective? Is imprisonment a fitting punishment? Mark Drumbl 29 Jan 2009
124 Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law? Professor Collins argues that New Labour was responsible for the real break from the political settlements of the Trade Disputes Act 1906. He suggests that a new social contract is required that constitutionalizes social and economic rights. Hugh Collins 02 Dec 2008
125 If the Public Would be Outraged by Their Rulings, Should Judges Care? This Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Annual Lecture, delivered by Professor Cass Sunstein on 24 May 2007, questions the limits and legitimacy of judicial independence in the face of public opinion. Cass Sunstein 11 Aug 2008
126 Contract, Obligation, Rights and Reciprocity in the New Modern Welfare State This lecture, delivered by Lord Raymond Plant on 18 April 2007, opened the inaugural workshop in the Foundation's programme on 'The Social Contract Revisited'. Raymond Plant 11 Aug 2008
127 Courts, Legislatures, Administrators, and the Making of Social Policy This lecture, delivered by Professor Martin Shapiro on 25 June 2006, opened the inaugural workshop of the Foundation's programme on 'Courts and the Making of Public Policy'. Martin Shapiro 11 Aug 2008
128 FLJS and Aspen Institute Lecture: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain Delivered by Prof. AWB Simpson at the Aspen Institute on 7 Jul 08, it gives an account of the response of the courts to detention without trial during WWII. It serves to open a two-day seminar entitled 'In Times of Crisis Can We Trust the Courts?'. AWB Simpson 08 Aug 2008
129 Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights Part 2 In a keynote lecture the Chief Justice of South Africa addressed the relationship between the entrenchment and enforceability of socio-economic rights in South Africa. Pius Langa 03 Jul 2008
130 Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights Part 1 In a keynote lecture the Chief Justice of South Africa addressed the relationship between the entrenchment and enforceability of socio-economic rights in South Africa. Pius Langa 03 Jul 2008
131 Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights In a keynote lecture the Chief Justice of South Africa addressed the relationship between the entrenchment and enforceability of socio-economic rights in South Africa. Pius Langa 02 Jul 2008