Anthony Lester and Joshua Rozenberg: Five Ideas to Fight For
This event took place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
Human Rights ― Equality ― Free Speech ― Privacy ― The Rule of Law
Five Ideas to Fight For is a revealing account of the tortuous struggles to secure the establishment of our rights and freedoms in law. Anthony Lester was at the heart of the 30-year campaign that resulted in the Human Rights Act in 1998, as well as the battle to eradicate iniquities in race and gender that led to the Equality Act of 2010.
A fierce argument for why we must be tenacious in fighting to protect the survival of the ideals that enable us to live freely. Anthony Lester debates his principles and ideals with fellow lawyer and broadcaster Joshua Rozenberg.
Anthony Lester QC is Britain’s most eminent human rights lawyer. He has been involved in landmark cases throughout his career, and in 2007 received the Justice and Liberty Judges’ Award for a Lifetime of Achievement in the service of human rights. He is a Liberal Democrat Peer (Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC) and a frequent commentator in the media on human rights and public policy.
Joshua Rozenberg QC is Britain's best-known commentator on the law. He is the only full-time journalist to have been appointed as Queen's Counsel honoris causa. He presents Radio 4's Law in Action. He writes twice a month for the Law Society Gazette and, from 2010 to 2016, wrote a weekly commentary for the Guardian website.